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Nursing Ethics w/ pt bill of rights

a comprehensive step to step guide to the basic nursing ethics in the philippines

camille corsanes

on 9 July 2013

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Transcript of Nursing Ethics w/ pt bill of rights

The Code of Nursing
The professional code of ethics for Filipino nurses provides direction for the nurses to act morally. It strongly emphasizes the four-fold responsibility of the nurse, the universality of the nursing practice, the scope of their responsibilities to the people they serve, to their co-workers, to society and environment, and to their profession.
1. Ethics – a standard system of moral principles governing conduct applied to a single class of human action

2.Professional Ethics – a branch of moral science concerned with the obligations that member of the profession owes to the public

3.Health Ethics – is the division of ethics that relates to human health.

4.Bio-ethics – is a specific domain of ethics that focuses on moral issues in the field of health care.

5.Nursing Ethics – system of principles governing the conduct of nurses; her relationship to the patient, patient’s family, fellow nurses and society.
Fundamentals of Nursing Ethics
1.Ethics – the moral conduct of the principles underlying the desirable types of human conduct. It is a science of ideals which guides our judgment concerning morality of human acts.

2.Moral – refers to the human conduct of ethics; the application of ethics

Ethicist Joseph Fletcher differentiates morality from ethics. He states that morality is what you believe is right and good while ethics is the critical reflection about morality and rational analysis about it.
Difference between Ethics and Moral
The Code of
Good Governance
Promulgated by the PRC on July 23,2003

>States that the hallmark of all professionals is their willingness to accept a set of professional and ethical principles which they will follow in the conduct of their daily lives.

>Acceptance of these principles requires the maintenance of a standard of conduct higher than what is required by law.

>The code of Good Governance in the Philippines shall be adopted by all by all registered professionals (Section 1).

>Adopted by the PRC & 42 PRC Boards to cover an environment of good governance in which all Filipino professionals shall perform their duties
General Principles
1. Service to others – commitment to a life of sacrifice and genuine unselfishness in carrying out their professional duties even at the expense of personal gain

2. Integrity and objectivity – performance of responsibilities with the highest sense of integrity & imbued with nationalism and spiritual values, maintain objectivity & be free of conflicts of interest

3. Professional competence – obligation to keep up with new knowledge and techniques in their field and upgrade level of competence

4. Solidarity and Teamwork – maintain & support one professional organization for all its members
5. Social and Civic Responsibility – carry out professional duties with due consideration of the broader interest of the public, serve them with professional concern consistent with their responsibilities to society & contribute to the attainment of the country’s national objective.

6. Global competitiveness – open to challenges of a more dynamic and interconnected world, rise up to global standards and maintain levels or professional practices fully aligned with global best practices.

7. Equality of all professions – all professional shall treat their colleagues with respect and strive to be fair in their dealings with one another.
Patient's Bill of Rights
1. The patient has the right to considerate and respectful care irrespective of socio-economic status.
2. The patient has the right to obtain from his physician complete current information concerning his diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in terms the patient can reasonably be expected to understand. When it is not medically advisable to give such information to the patient, the information should be made available to an appropriate person in his behalf. H has the right to know by name or in person, the medical team responsible in coordinating his care.
3. The patient has the right to receive from his physician information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment. Except in emergencies.
4. The patient has the right to refuse treatment/life – giving measures, to the extent permitted by law, and to be informed of the medical consequences of his action.
5. The patient has the right to every consideration of his privacy concerning his own medical care program. Case discussion, consultation, examination and treatment are confidential and should be conducted discreetly.
6. The patient has the right to expect that all communications and records pertaining to his care should be treated as confidential.
7. The patient has the right that within its capacity, a hospital must make reasonable response to the request of patient for services. The hospital must provide evaluation, service and/or referral as indicated by the urgency of care. When medically permissible a patient may be transferred to another facility only after he has received complete information concerning the needs and alternatives to such transfer.
8. The patient has the right to obtain information as to any relationship of the hospital to other health care and educational institutions in so far as his care is concerned. The patient has the right to obtain as to the existence of any professional relationship among individuals, by name who are treating him.
9. The patient has the right to be advised if the hospital proposes to engage in or perform human experimentation affecting his care or treatment. The patient has the right to refuse or participate in such research project.
10. The patient has the right to expect reasonable continuity of care; he has the right to know in advance what appointment times the physicians are available and where.
11. The patient has the right to examine and receive an explanation of his bill regardless of source of payment.
12.The patient has the right to know what hospital rules and regulation apply to his conduct as a patient.
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