I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need guidance to help me learn.
As I transition from a nursing student to a new graduate nurse, I strongly believe it is essential to recognize and know my ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses. The following are two provisions that will help me in this transition:
1. Provision 4: The nurse has authority, accountability and responsibility for nursing practice; makes decisions; and takes action consistent with the obligation to provide optimal patient care (Spring, 2015).
2. Provision 9: The profession of nursing, collectively through its professional organizations, must articulate nursing values, maintain the integrity of the profession, and integrate principles of social justice into nursing and health policy (Spring, 2015).
- Expand on your chosen provisions and describe how adopting them into your clinical practice will help you to be successful.
I have been working in the healthcare field for about 5 years now, and one thing I’ve learned is that our clients come first. As a nurse, this can be hard to remember when most of the time we feel task-oriented with orders and etc. The hard truth is that we can perform all the tasks and skills in the world correctly, but what matters is how our clients feel and communicate. Nursing should always be provided in a holistic care matter, meaning we treat physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually (Jasemi, Valizadeh, Zamanzadeh, & Keogh, 2017).
The provisions I have mentioned above show how important it is that we provide care and dignity to our clients. Nursing can be a very demanding job for many of us and only a few are able to take on the challenge of providing the care they actually need. It is helpful that I keep this information in mind as I work as a new graduate nurse to prevent myself from feeling burned out and not providing the best of my abilities to my clients. I want to be the nurse many wish they have, and that, to me, is valuable in my career.
Silver Spring. (2015). American Nurses Association. Code of ethics with interpretive statements. Retrieved on August 22, 2022 from https://nursing.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ANA-Code-of-Ethics-for-Nurses.pdf
Jasemi, M., Valizadeh, L., Zamanzadeh, V., & Keogh, B. (2017). A Concept Analysis of Holistic Care by Hybrid Model. Indian journal of palliative care, 23(1), 7180. https://doi.org/10.4103/0973-1075.197960