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"Nursing is an art, and, if it is to be made an art, requires as exclusive a devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or cold marble, compared with having to do with the living body- the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the fine Arts; I had almost said, the finest of the Fine Arts" Florence Nightingale (1868).
“A set of activities, tasks and nurse duties carried out by the registered nurses, at any time whenever it is required keeping the person’s health as their first priority”.
Knowledge Spirit of inquiry Accountability Autonomy Advocacy Innovation and Visionary Collegiality and collaboration Ethics and Values .
.Definition: Understanding of or information about a subject. which has been obtained by experience or study.
. and clinical knowledge.Professionalism includes: A body of theoretical. practical. Being able to apply that knowledge. Using theoretical and/or evidence-based rationale for practice.
. Sharing or communicating knowledge with colleagues. Synthesizing information from a variety of sources. clients. Using information or evidence from nursing other disciplines to inform practice. family and others.
services and technology they need to improve efficiency. and work life enhancements to reduce stress and ease the home-work interface.” .“ Nurses can be more productive and healthy in safe. ergonomically sound work environments. with access to the supplies.
inquiring approach to one’s own practice. .Definition: An inquisitive.
. Being committed to life long learning. stakeholders and their context. Striving to define patterns of responses from clients.Professionalism includes: Being open-minded and having the desire to explore new knowledge. Asking questions leading to the generation of knowledge and refinement of existing knowledge.
Definition: Responsibility for one’s conduct or the willingness to be answerable for one’s actions. .
Professionalism includes: Understanding the meaning of selfregulation and its implications for practice. Using legislation. standards of practice and a code of ethics to clarify and guide one’s scope of practice. .
. Being committed to work with clients and their families to achieve desired outcomes. knowledge base and areas for development. Recognizing personal capabilities. Being actively engaged in advancing the quality of care.
Definition: Right of self-government. personal freedom. . Professionalism includes: Working independently and exercising decision-making within one’s appropriate scope of practice.
Becoming aware of barriers and constraints that may interfere with one’s autonomy and seeking ways to remedy the situation. . Recognizing relational autonomy and the effects of the context and relationships on this autonomy.
policy.Definition: An advocate is a person who supports or speaks out for a cause. .
Being involved in professional practice initiatives and activities to enhance health care. Assisting the client with their learning needs.Professionalism includes: Understanding the client’s perspective. Being knowledgeable about policies that impact on the delivery of health care .
imaginative insight. ideas. . ability to plan or form policy in a far-sighted way. etc. The act or faculty of seeing. make changes. introduce for the first time. sight.Definition: Innovative: Visionary: Bring in new methods..
Showing initiative for new ideas and being involved through taking action. delivery of health care and the health care system. . Influencing the future of nursing.Professionalism includes: Fostering a culture of innovation to enhance nursing practice and client/family outcomes.
. cooperate. especially in the same profession or business.Definition: A colleague is a fellow official or worker. Collaborate means to work jointly with.
Acting as a mentor to nurses. Acknowledging and recognizing interdependence between care providers. .Professionalism includes: Developing collaborative partnerships within a professional context. nursing students and colleagues to enhance and support professional growth.
. Definition: Ethics: a system of valued behaviors and beliefs for determining right or wrong and for making judgments about what should be done to or for other human beings.
concepts and decision-making.Professionalism includes: Knowledgeable about ethical values. . issues and dilemmas. Applying knowledge of nursing ethics to make decisions and to act on decisions. Being able to identify ethical concerns.
. Engaging in critical thinking about ethical issues in clinical and professional practice. Collaborating with colleagues to develop and maintain a practice environment that supports nurses and respects their ethical and professional responsibilities. Being able to collect and use information from various sources for ethical decisionmaking.
Membership Communication Changes in Nursing Practice Diversity in the Population Lack of Autonomy Lack of Leadership skills Nature of the job Shortage of Nurses Limited Opportunities .
Autonomous Practice Often in peoples home Accountability to multiple stake holders Population health context .
Public right to know Allocation of resources Gifts Surveillance Maintaining therapeutic relationships Maintaining confidentiality .
CHN Standards of Practice Regulatory standards Legislation New ethical frameworks CNA code of ethics .
Regulatory standards Legislation New ethical frameworks CNA code of ethics Community ethics toolkit. etc. .
Home. Rural Health Issues Self. Community Care Access to Acute Care Major Health Problem Job Difficulties .
Author : Susan Jane Fetzer Title : Professionalism of Associate Degree Nurses: The role of self actualization .
General System Theory .