Personal, Cultural And Spiritual Values Essay

990 Words Nov 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Personal Ethics
There are various factors that contribute and influence an individual’s worldview. Factors such as, personal values and experiences, cultural and spiritual backgrounds lend guidance on how each person behaves, leads lives and practices their profession. Personal ethics are our own codes of conduct and our sense of right and wrong. However, ethics do not solely define what is right or what is wrong. Ethics can be considered as a framework to decision making and addresses how we need to act and treat others, what we need to do and why (Epstein & Turner, 2015). This paper will explore my personal, cultural and spiritual values, how I define morals and ethics in the context of my nursing practice and explain how my own personal ethics may influence my decision making when facing an ethical dilemma.
Philosophy in Nursing
My personal, cultural and spiritual values revolve around my family. I was brought up as a Catholic and I’m grateful that my parents sent me to Catholic schools to learn the ways of God and believe in the power of prayer. We have a close-knit family and it is not unusual to witness to see generations of families living under one roof in our culture, as parents prefer and even encourage their children to raise their families with them. It is customary for children to assume primary care for the parents when they are no longer able to care for themselves. It is this tradition that resonates with me in my nursing practice. Loyalty, respect and…

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