Essay On Nursing Regulatory Bodies

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Register to read the introduction… The government has mandated regulatory bodies for health professionals to handle professionals in the interest of the public. The body protects the public by gearing the professionals to provide safe, ethical and competent care. Some duties of regulatory bodies include registration, standards of professional ethics, continuing competence/quality assurance, inquiry, discipline and standards of professional ethics. Individual restraints direct most authorities. The mission of nursing regulatory bodies is to protect the public through regulating registered nurses, supporting nurses to meet set standards, setting standards and taking appropriate action when the given standards are not met. These bodies support nurses to meet their standards by offering resources such as education about standards, provision of libraries, and practice consultation (Hamric, et.el. …show more content…
The patient has a right to privacy and can choose to reveal that which he or she only wishes to be known. Thus as a nurse it is my duty to safeguard my patient's privacy. The nurse should seek to balance the patient's right to privacy and patient's protection from harm. The patient is expected only to reveal only that which is beneficial to his or her treatment and to the people who are directly involved in that treatment. This provision has made me continually conscious of the confidentiality with which I need to handle my profession with. For instance, if a female patient who is cheating on her husband comes to me seeking medical treatment of a sexually transmitted disease she has acquired from her multiple partner this provision prohibits me from sharing this information with her husband. I will just counsel her to change her behavior pattern and be more responsible in her sexual life since it is a risk not only to herself but to her family at large. Professional traits from the American Nurses Association Respect for human …show more content…
Florence came to play when the nurse was abhorred and despised by many who looked down upon this noble calling. At that time, nurses were untrained but through Florence's untiring efforts as nurses nowadays we go through a thorough training that has earned us respect amongst our peers from other professions. Were it not for Florence's input, as nurses we will not be respected as we are now, something that boosts my self-esteem and makes me admire Florence's courage in directing our profession (Kennedy,

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