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Code of Ethics
Transcript of Code of Ethics
you might need to use an online conversion tool to do some calculations!!! Don't forget that each image should be referenced!!! CODE OF ETHICS Health & Well-being Choice Dignity & Respect Confidentiality and Privacy Integrity & Accountability Quality Practice Environment Safe, Competent & Ethical care Justice Principles of fairness and equality to assisting clients in recieving a share of health services and proper equipment for their needs in promoting justice. Stop discrimination of any kind Equity within clients when providing care for them Participates in development, implementation,and ongoing evaluation of policies and protocols. Integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness of one's actions Ethical accountability is the practice of improving overall personal and organizational performance by developing and promoting responsible tools and professional expertise Answerable for own practice Demonstrate knowledge and function within Scope of Practice Accept responsibility and accountability in professional practice to maintain current knowledge and practice of nursing Work with honesty and integrity with other health care workers Work with clients with no bias or discrimination to ensure quality of practice to all Advocate for and communicate with clients Provide mentorship and guidance for student nurses Work within LPN scope Provide accurate feedback regarding clients in a timely manner Give adequate notice to employers for replacement Give careful consideration when taking action in regards to unethical conduct, incompetency or unsafe care When a health team member is not in compliance with the accepted standards of care, report them to the appropriate personnel Advocate for ethical issues Advocate for changes to policy, legislation, or regulation when there is an agreement that directives are unethical Facilitate students to gain the required education, skills, knowledge and competencies Continue with professional growth as a nurse Remain current with knowledge of the Standard of Practice and any documents legislated under the Health Professions Act and Regulations “Studies in seven countries show that low levels of hospital nurse staffing and deficiencies in the working environment are associated with poor patient outcomes, including excess deaths” (Clarke & Aiken, 2006) “Patients cared for on units that nurses characterized as having adequate staff, good
Administrative support for nursing care, and good relations between doctors and nurses were more than twice as likely as other patients to report high satisfaction with their care, and their nurses reported significantly lower burnout. The overall level of nurse burnout on hospital units also affected patient satisfaction” (Vahey, Aiken, Sloane, Clarke, & Vargas, 2004). Advocate for sufficient human and material resources to provide safe and competent care Advocate for respectful, supportive work environments, where one can feel safe to raise concerns Protect clients from unsafe, incompetent, and unethical care Ask for constructive and collaborative approaches to resolve differences within the health care team Use reasonable means to protect self and others from anticipated violence in workplace Acknowledge the responsibility to contribute to a healthy work environment Advocate for health care environments conductive to ethical practice and the health and well-being of clients and others Client's information must be protected Client's info should only be released with a consent or when it's necessary by law Information must be kept on minimum Avoid exposing client when giving care Gain Therapeutic relationship with client to gain their trust Don't discuss information on voicemails, etc. Don't disclose client's information to anyone Intervene if other co-workers is upon failure of confidentiality Don't judge other people based on their color, race, ethnic origin, nationality, beliefs, sexual orientaion, lifestyle, physical/mental disability. Be professional and have boundaries. Meet the professional standards. You must intervent if one fail to respect the dignity of client. Treat patients with respect. Don't show any signs that you're tired or not enjoying in taking care of them. Respect not just the patients but also everyone including the health care professionals, employers, etc. Don't discuss clients. Treat patient how you want to be treated. If patient is not treating you right, you still need to be professional and show respect. Communicate with your patients to build a trusting relationship to ensure patient's choice is expressed and understood. Respect client's choices. Patient has the right to refuse treatment as long as it's lawful. Help patients make the right choice by explaining thoroughly. If patients aren't ready to receive information about their health condition, you must respect it. Their choice of lifestyle must be respected even though it's not good for their health * Encourage the patient to follow their decisions even though written consent isn't available. When clients lack the capacity to make decision, a substitute decision maker, family or health care must be consulted. Ethical nursing care is actively involved in patient treatment, recovery, privacy and over all protection of patients while in the care of health professionals. It enforces the rules and procedures of professional conduct and ensures the quality of care expected to be demonstrated and carried out by the health care workers at all times As part of patients care, some of the treatment required may be painful and uncomfortable. However, these procedures must remain in the patients best interest and nurses should try to the best of his/ her best ability to minimize the amount of discomfort experienced by the patient. Safety correlates to proper implementation of the procedure as well as prevention of complication during and after the procedure Physical safety pertains to both the health care worker as well as the patient receiving the treatment. Further more this includes other persons in the hospital, facility, or clinic Such things may include proper hygiene reducing transfer of pathogens and/ or infection Patient safety doesn't stop at the physical well being of the patient it also includes the physiological health of patients while in your care. Patients coming to the hospital may already have a psychological challenge whether it be substance induced, a trauma, disease or induced by medications patient has (or hasn't) taken. These types of issues may be temporary or permeate. Nursing competency is the ability to safely, confidently, accurately function while perform tasks involving the care and well being of their patients. Competence can be divided into two categories: technical competency of which reefers to performing physical tasks quickly, efficiently and without error, as well as implementing knowledge to achieve patients highest level of physical and psychological well being Behavioural competency pertains to professional behaviour as well as compassion and empathy towards patients and their friends or families. Building a trusting, respectful and loyal relationship between patient and a health care professional is important in treating a patient quickly and efficiently pertaining to all issues related to clients health including those which could potentially be uncomfortable for patients to openly discuss and would normally shy away from A nurse continuous to learn while working in the field as well as involving themselves in further educational seminars, classes offered by the workplace or on his/ her own time. Nurses should be performing assessments and reflect on themselves and of their performance on a regular basis. Nurses are able to take a leadership roll keeping in mind patients interest and implements a accurate health care care plan utilizing effective tools and strategies to facilitate patients health at the highest point possible Understands and commits to client advocacy and public education. Health promotion and the wellbeing of clients, co workers and themselves is values greatly by LPNs "The process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health" (Bankok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World, WHO, 2005) Health is more than the absence of an illness or disease. Identify the knowledge of social, environmental and political factors that influence clients Promote comfort and well being Do not engage in a task that may be harmful to the client.