Overview of Ethics in Healthcare
Assignment 3 will be comprised of 3 Journal Reflections. You will complete the journal entries and submit your answers within this assignment. Every reflection must be a page long. Student work be checked for plagiarism.
Reflection ONE: Provision 7: “The nurse participates in the advancement of the profession through contributions to practice, education, administration, and knowledge development.”
Why would the advancement of the profession of nursing be included in a code of ethics? How do ethics and advancing professional practice relate to one another?
Reflection TWO: Provision 8: “The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national and international efforts to meet health needs.”
To what extent are medical personnel responsible for caring for community, national, and international health care needs? Comment on each type of need: community, national, and international. What role does an individual, a hospital system, and the larger federal government play?
Reflection THREE: Provision 9: “The profession of nursing value, for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice, and for shaping social policy.”
In your own words, define integrity as it relates to nursing. Can personal and professional integrity be separated? In other words, can a person have little personal integrity but maintain professional integrity? Why or why not? We will discuss ethical concerns of vulnerable populations at another point in the class. However, briefly note the role of ethics in shaping social policy in health care.