Jeanne Mance: Nursing Values And Ethics

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Jeanne Mance: Nursing Values and Ethics Jeanne Mance is the founder of the Hotel Dieu in Montreal and also one of the great role models for nurses. She emphasizes a strong value and ethics on how to take care of the people. Her determination in taking care of the ill greatly inspires all the nurses to follow her path. She only devotes her life on the patient and the people that need her. It is the reason why Jeanne Mance is important to my program because her beliefs are the main lesson that we strongly uphold up to these days. The nursing program is hard and intense, but it is also inspiring. We learn about the importance of caring, respect and communication for the patient to have a safe and secure environment. It is because of Jeanne Mance’s …show more content…
According to the book “Caring for Colony: The Story of Jeanne Mance”, she never cares about the race, enemies or allies. She takes everyone who is injured and she treats him or her. During her days in New France, the war was raging between the British and the Iroquois. It is there that “Jeanne made certain that the Hospitalieres treated everyone – colonist, First People, even Iroquois during their raids on the settlement” (Emmery p48). It shows that her only rule is to take care of everyone and to not leave anyone behind or let them die because of the war that is going on. She shows a great care for the ill and injured people, because of that belief; it is now the rule for the nurses to overthrow their own belief to provide the patient needs. It may change a nurses’ perspective about some topics about the patient’s beliefs, but it does not matter as long as the patient is well taken care of. Today as we interview the patients, it has to be neutral, non-judgmental, no racism and no accusations. We can only analyze and evaluate the data that we have to be able to know what the patients have. We also have to look at their behaviors because some patients do not tell the truth on why they are admitted at the hospital. We have to approach them very carefully because they feel scared or sometimes embarrassed. We have to treat them just like everyone else so they will feel comfortable enough to talk about their …show more content…
Providing good care and treating the patients with equal respect will lead to good communication between the patients and health providers. It also gives the patients a sense of security and knowing that they are not alone in the journey that they are going into. Being admitted to a hospital is a scary situation because no one knows what is going to happen; even the health providers are uncertain. They are there to provide the care that the patients need and allowing them to have a piece of mind that they are in a good hands. According to Mance’s theory, providing their needs is crucial to the patient’s recovery because they rely on the care that the nurses provide. The best treatment for the patients knows someone care for

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