The Importance Of Ethics Education In Nursing

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Nursing standards are expectations that contribute to public protections. Ethics is essential to the delivery of skilled professional care. To apply ethics effectively, nurses must develop reasoning skills and understand the concepts and principles that assist ethical analysis. (Chaloner, C. 2007). It is vital that nurses appreciate the value of ethics in their work.
Ethics as a component of continuing education
Ethical behavior is an essential component of professional practice. Nursing has become increasingly aware of the need to prepare its nurses for making the ethical judgement require by everyday practice. Research has been undertaken on factors which influences nurse’s abilities to reach ethical conclusions (Cragg, Catherine E, 1988).
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Educators have identified several problems including the lack of recognition about the importance of ethics in nursing, and limited teaching methods. It is important to provide evidence for developing a curriculum design for ethics education in nursing. Since the beginning of the modern nursing education, ethics has been a critical part of nursing curricula. (Leuter, C., Petrucci, C., Mattei, A., Tabassi, G., & Lancia, L. 2013). However current ethics education in nursing has focused mainly on teaching knowledge and skills to analyze and to resolve ethical dilemmas faced by nurses in their daily practice. The critical goal of ethics education is develop among students the necessary skills for ethical decision making, moral sensitivity and moral …show more content…
Most patient after being charge have particular concerns to the nursing profession and their questions are whether the nursing ethics is up to the task of guiding sound ethical decision making in crisis situations, and how the nursing profession should respond to any situation. It is here that ethics as a discipline and formal field of inquiry can be most helpful (Porter, 2012). Ethics works by providing an authoritative action guide on how to think about, understand, examine and judge how best the moral and live the moral life. When applied in professional practice context, Porter emphasize “That ethics functions in two key ways by describing moral values to things, and by promoting us to consider and re consider what we have judge to be ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ as well as the justification we have used to support and defend those judgments” (Porter, 2008, p. 79). Some nurses might think it is unnecessary to appeal to such high theoretical approaches in their practice, preferring instead to draw on their own personal moral values, beliefs and experiences when dealing with ethical issues. In today’s health care landscape, characterized by nursing shortages and economic crises, the demand on

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