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Professional adjustment notes
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Professional adjustment notes
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PROFESSIONAL ADJUSTMENT
PROFESSIONAL ADJUSTMENT -
-growth of the individual and development of hiscapacities- physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A PROFESSION:1. Altruism-
work for the good of society
2. Autonomy-
self- determination
3. Authority-
based on knowledge
4. Accountability-
answerable for their conduct and responsible for theirpractice.
5. Code of Ethics-
relevance to social values
6. Distinct identityTRENDS IN NURSING PRACTICE:
1. Automation2. Independent Practice3. Specialization4. Primary Care Nursing5. Team teaching
VIRTUES-
to do what is MORALLY RIGHT
PRUDENCE-FORESIGHT -
“look before you leap”
COMPASSION-
loving kindness; self-sacrifice
RESPECT-
listening to patients or colleagues
HUMILITY-
recognizing one’s capabilities & limitations
INTEGRITY- WHOLENESS -
acting in the same way one says
HONESTY-
 TRUTHFULNESS
FIDELITY-
FAITHFULNESS
COURAGE-
doing what one sees as right without undue fear
NURSING ETHICS
ETHICS- study of the norm of human acts as guided by human reason.THEORIES:1. EGOISM- self-interest of the doer determines goodness of the act.2. UTILITARIANISM- consequentialism3. DEONTOLOGISM-
legalistic view - “ what is legal is not necessarily ethical”
4. RELATIVISM/ SUBJECTIVISM-
standard of right or wrong is relative to people,to time and to place. ______________________________________________________________ 
 
5. SITUATIONALISM-
“ love theory”
6. NATURAL LAW THEORY-
work of creator - if act preserves life, it is good; if rejects life, it is bad.
ADDITIONAL:1. HEDONISM-
the principle of pleasure, of what is easy; of what is profitable forself.* honest attitude and commitment
2. PLURALISM-
to do what majority of people are doing.* priorities in life/ proper decorum
3. CONSUMERISM-
“ madness sale” principle of buying all that is advertised.* simple lifestyle
BIOETHICS -
is the study of human conduct in the area of the life sciences andhealth care using moral values and principles.
PRINCIPLES IN BIOETHICS1. BENEFICENCE-
means to do good and not to do harm.
2. NON- MALEFICENCE-
one ought not to inflict evil or harm.
3. AUTONOMY-
means self-determination
4. JUSTICE-
refers to the obligation to be fair to other people.
Types of justice:a. Distributive Justice-
fair, equitable and appropriate distribution.
b. Criminal Justice-
just infliction of punishment or penalty.
c. Rectificatory Justice-
just compensation under civil laws.
5. STEWARDSHIP-
not harm our body because it is God’s not ours.
6. TOTALITY-
body should function as a whole
7. FIDELITY-
refers to the obligation to be faithful to the agreements,commitments and responsibilities that one has made to oneself and others
8. VERACITY-
refers to telling the truth or not intentionally deceiving or misleadingpatients
9. RESPECT-
treat all individuals as persons with rights with or withoutabnormality.
10. SHARING OR ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES-
applies when resources arescanty or very limited
STEWARDSHIP-
not harm our body because it is God’s not ours
NON- MALEFICENCE-
one ought not to inflict evil or harm.
BENEFICENCE-
means to do good and not to do harm.
AUTONOMY-
means self-determination
VERACITY-
refers to telling the truth or not intentionally deceiving or misleadingpatients
FIDELITY-
refers to the obligation to be faithful to the agreements, commitmentsand responsibilities that one has made to oneself and others ______________________________________________________________ 
 
 JUSTICE-
refers to the obligation to be fair to other people.
SHARING OR ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES-
applies when resources are scantyor very limited
TOTALITY-
body should function as a whole
RESPECT-
treat all individuals as persons with rights with or without abnormality.
 PATIENT’S BILL OF RIGHTS1. Right to considerate and respectful care
 - nurse avoids discriminating acts that tends to bring the appearance of favoritism- “ tender loving care attitude”
2. Right to information about diagnosis, treatment and prognosis3. Right to informed consent
- refers to the capacity of the patient to accept or refuse treatmentoptions offered by the health care provider.
 Elements:
 
Voluntariness
Information
Capacity
4. Right to an advance care directive5. Right to Privacy6. Right to confidentiality
- all records and communications held in confidence
 When to divulge information:
 
1. patient placed in serious danger
2. public welfare
3. legal proceeding
7. Right to go over records8. Right to services and to transfer
- referrals
9. Right to know relationship with other health care and educationalinstitutions10. Right not to be subjects of research or experimentation11. Right to expect reasonable continuity of care
- follow up consultations
12. Right to examine and receive an explanation of his bill, Right to knowwhat hospital rules and regulations apply to his conduct as a patientPATIENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Providing information2. Complying with instructions3. Informing the physician of refusal to treatment4. Paying hospital charges5. Following hospital rules and regulations6. Showing respect and consideration
ETHICAL DILEMMAS1. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION-
is a procedure or process whereby thefertilization of an egg is the result of the sperm being introduced into the ______________________________________________________________ 

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