Notes On Nursing And Health Care Essay
Trends and Issues in Nursing and Health Care 408
Professor Theresa Lundy
May 18th , 2015
This paper explains the relationship between the helping role in nursing and the concept of trust essential to healing. It describes aiding as the moral center of the nurse-patient relationship and reflects how patient’s expectations of help and caring create obligations of trustworthiness on the part of the nurse. Trust is an essential and universal concept found in most aspect of our lives. In clinical nursing, it is an important part of the nurse-patient relationship and also organizationally, trust is associated with various outcomes and levels of effectiveness. The dictionary definition of the word “trust” is an assured reliance on a person’s ability, strength, or truthfulness in which confidence is placed.
According to Erickson, “trust vs. mistrust” is the first developmental stage during which an infant learns whether the world in which he lives can be trusted. A firm basis of trust, built in a loving and caring environment, is the first step in humanity. In nursing, trust has been linked to a positive patient outcome because a patient can rely on the nurses for their needs. As registered nurses the professional "Code of Ethics" clearly states that our "primary commitment is to the patient." Our mission is to keep patients safe and provide them with the best care.
The public may not think about the fact that a Code of Ethics binds…