Patients that come into the hospital are placing a great deal of trust into an organization of skilled individuals they have never or barely know. It is imperative then, or us as the skilled individuals, to value and sustain their trust by giving our best efforts in providing care for each individual patient. Trust is usually built by small and simple instances: remembering a patient by name, being knowledgeable and providing accurate information to the patient’s cares and questions, being attentive and careful of a patient’s pain when providing cares are some ways that can increase a patient’s trust in you as their care provider. Trust can also be weakened or destroyed via simple means as well. A simple illustration of weakening trust would be if a patient asks for a glass of fresh water, but the caregiver repeatedly forgets to deliver even after being asked multiple times.
INTEGRITY: is acting in accordance to moral norms and values. Professional and personal integrity sometimes may be at odds. One who’s profession may require that he preform an act that may be against his own personal moral values. It is important to anticipate specific instances or situations where one’s personal integrity maybe compromised before placed in such a dilemma. Being integritous would be to deny a patient’s request for inappropriate amounts of narcotic drug or to avoid being placed in a position to participate in a specific surgery that is contrary to one’s personal beliefs and