Personal Goals Essay
Regardless of what system of ethics one employs it will be severely tested by the behavior of actual human beings who seldom behave as systematically as the code by which one strives to assess them. One thing I have learned is that our ethical obligation as nurses is very much affected by the relationship of the people involved. As described by Chitty (2011) [pic]The code of ethics[pic] for nurses states [pic]that “the nurse practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of[pic] every [pic]individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of health problems.
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In the case of the nurse being called in a malpractice case as a witness, the nurse followed the Code of Ethics and was very diligent with keeping notes and reporting what was she saw to her supervisor. As stated by ANA (2004), “the nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group or community. The Nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient”. In this case the nurse was practicing under an institution that has a standard practice agreement for all health care employees; she is also expected to practice under the nursing code of ethics to protect the patient and the institution in which she works under. At times it may be difficult to have to report another fellow nurse, but your first responsibility is to make sure that you maintain patient safety and report any negligence that was observed, but ideally reflecting on your values and