Differences And Values Of Personal Ethics In Nursing

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Personal Ethics Nurses have to deal with many issues throughout their nursing career. However, how we as nurses respond to those challenges is greatly reflect on our personal morals and values. My goal as a health care professional is to cause no harm and do what is best for my patients. What may consider morally right for a culture is morally wrong for another. According to Fong (2014), the incorporation of faith values in the ethical frameworks confirmed previous research that there was the possibility that other concepts besides that of justice and fairness could be the key in determining how one judges what is morally right. However, present research stated that there is a wider range of problem solving strategies when making moral judgments. …show more content…
I had to learn that I cannot bring my feelings to work. There will be many things that I disagree with. However, I still need to provide great quality care to all of my patients. It does not matter if I dislike their decisions or beliefs. As a Christian, it is hard to watch a patient who is in hospice begging for food and not able to do anything about it. It is heart breaking for me to understand the rationale behind it. My personal view would be to offer food if the patient is able to tolerate it. However, the family and patient have the power and they are the one who get to make the final decision. I took care of a dying patient, a do not resuscitate form was in place and no intravenous or enteral feeding was allowed as the patient was a high risk for aspiration. Every time I would go to the patient’s room, the first thing out of her mouth was “did you bring me food or something to drink”. I cried my heart out and ask God why am I here. I am not able to fix my patient’s problem. I felt worthless and useless. I had to come to the realization that there was not much I could do. Moral and ethical dilemma is something I have to deal with every day. I just need to remember that I cannot let my personal view affect how I care for my …show more content…
This is something that will arise on a daily basis. As a health care professional, I need to get on board and learn how to deal with the expected and the unexpected. My values, morals and ethics may be different than most of my patients. My main goal is to cause no harm and do what is best for my

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