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Nursing Ethics

Ann Gallagher, Ian Christie
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June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Sílvia Caldeira
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June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Lisa Anne Wood
BACKGROUND: Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), the focus of a number of radiotherapy fundraising campaigns in the mid-2000s, was introduced accompanied by a fanfare of newness and discourses of 'hope', 'inspiring clinical confidence' and 'accuracy'. The CBCT system, used in the delivery of Radiotherapy treatment, was incorporated into strategic planning priorities across the United Kingdom based on a rationale of self-evidence. During this time, the way in which the new system was discussed with patients was variable...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Montserrat Busquets, Jordi Caïs
BACKGROUND: The relationship between healthcare professionals and patients in the Spanish health sector has undergone dramatic change. One aspect of this is that the use of informed consent has become a key factor in the delivery of adequate healthcare. But although a certain period of time has already passed since informed consent started to be used, in Spain there is still doubt about how adequately informed consent is being used. OBJECTIVES: (a) To look at how patients understand the notion and purpose of informed consent, and (b) how the informed consent is applied - the way patients receive such information affects their level of participation and decision making during the time they receive medical care...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Lena-Karin Gustafsson, Maja Stenberg
BACKGROUND: It is of importance to understand and communicate caring ethics as a ground for qualitative caring environments. Research is needed on nursing attributes that are visible in nursing leadership since it may give bases for reflections related to the patterns of specific contexts. AIM: The aim of this study was to illuminate the meaning of crucial attributes in nursing leadership toward an ethical care of patients in psychiatric in-patient settings. RESEARCH DESIGN: The design of the study was descriptive and qualitative with a phenomenological hermeneutical approach...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Camille King, Ann McCue
The authors examine the nursing practice of disposing unaltered controlled substances into public water systems as an issue for nurses concerned with the environmental harm it can cause. A summary of the history of controlled substance management reveals inconsistencies in the interpretation of current regulations that have led to disposal policies that vary by institution, according to a benchmarking survey of regional hospitals. Much attention has been given to the phenomenon of conscientious objection in the context of patient care that conflicts with a nurse's moral integrity...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Paul C Snelling
The Nursing and Midwifery Council, the United Kingdom regulator of nursing and midwifery has recently revised its professional code of practice. This article begins by arguing that a professional code must be capable of sustaining close reading and of action guidance. Using four exemplar clauses, it is argued that the new revised code does not meet this purpose. First, I show that in setting out requirements for consent and documentation, the meaning of the relevant clause has changed significantly during the editing process so that a literal reading of the final document bears little relation to established professional practice...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Anahita Masoumpoor, Fariba Borhani, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Maryam Rassouli
BACKGROUND: Uncivil behavior is a serious issue in nursing education around the world, and is frequently faced by instructors and students. There is no study in relation to explain the concept and dimensions of uncivil behavior in nursing education of Iran. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the perception of nursing educators about student incivility behavior. METHODS: This was a qualitative study. Data from 11 semi-structured interviews were analyzed using conventional content analysis...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Esin Cetinkaya-Uslusoy, Eylem Paslı-Gürdogan, Ayse Aydınlı
BACKGROUND: Professional values improve the quality of nurses' professional lives, reduce emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, increase personal success, and help to make collaborations with the members of the healthcare team more frequent. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the professional values of Turkish nurses and to explore the relationships between nurses' characteristics. METHODS: This was a descriptive study of a convenience sample consisting of 269 clinical nurses...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Linda Nyholm, Camilla A-L Koskinen
BACKGROUND: Dignity has been highlighted in previous research as one of the most important ethical concerns in nursing care. According to Eriksson, dignified caring is related to treating the patient as a unique human being and respecting human value. Intensive care unit patients are vulnerable to threatened dignity, and maintaining dignity may be challenging as a consequence of critical illness. OBJECTIVES: The aim is to highlight how nurses in an intensive care setting understand patient dignity, what threatens patient dignity and how nurses can safeguard patient dignity...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Fariba Borhani, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Elham Mohamadi, Erfan Ghasemi, Mohammad Javad Hoseinabad-Farahani
BACKGROUND: Moral sensitivity is the foremost prerequisite to ethical performance; a review of literature shows that nurses are sometimes not sensitive enough for a variety of reasons. Moral distress is a frequent phenomenon in nursing, which may result in paradoxes in care, dealing with patients and rendering high-quality care. This may, in turn, hinder the meeting of care objectives, thus affecting social healthcare standards. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: The present research was conducted to determine the relationship between moral sensitivity and moral distress of nurses in intensive care units...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery, Samira Zehtabchi, Ismail Azizi Fini
BACKGROUND: The holistic approach views the human as a bio-psycho-socio-spiritual being. Evidence suggests that among these dimensions, the spiritual one is largely ignored in healthcare settings. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate Iranian nurses' perceived professional competence in spiritual care, the relationship between perceived competence and nurses' personal characteristics, and barriers to provide spiritual care. RESEARCH DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the year 2014...
June 2017: Nursing Ethics
Marsha D Fowler
Modern American nursing has an extensive ethical heritage literature that extends from the 1870s to 1965 when the American Nurses Association issued a policy paper that called for moving nursing education out of hospital diploma programs and into colleges and universities. One consequence of this move was the dispersion of nursing libraries and the loss of nursing ethics textbooks, as they were largely not brought over into the college libraries. In addition to approximately 100 nursing ethics textbooks, the nursing ethics heritage literature also includes hundreds of journal articles that are often made less accessible in modern databases that concentrate on the past 20 or 30 years...
May 2017: Nursing Ethics
Douglas P Olsen
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May 2017: Nursing Ethics
Juan Manuel Leyva-Moral, Maria Feijoo-Cid
Background When conducting qualitative research, participants usually share lots of personal and private information with the researcher. As researchers, we must preserve participants' identity and confidentiality of the data. Objective To critically analyze an ethical conflict encountered regarding confidentiality when doing qualitative research. Research design Case study. Findings and discussion one of the participants in a study aiming to explain the meaning of living with HIV verbalized his imminent intention to commit suicide because of stigma of other social problems arising from living with HIV...
May 2017: Nursing Ethics
Bruce S Jansson, Adeline Nyamathi, Gretchen Heidemann, Lei Duan, Charles Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Nurses, social workers, and medical residents are ethically mandated to engage in policy advocacy to promote the health and well-being of patients and increase access to care. Yet, no instrument exists to measure their level of engagement in policy advocacy. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: To describe the development and validation of the Policy Advocacy Engagement Scale, designed to measure frontline healthcare professionals' engagement in policy advocacy with respect to a broad range of issues, including patients' ethical rights, quality of care, culturally competent care, preventive care, affordability/accessibility of care, mental healthcare, and community-based care...
May 2017: Nursing Ethics
Ferry Efendi, Timothy Ken Mackey, Mei-Chih Huang, Ching-Min Chen
Indonesia is recognized as a nurse exporting country, with policies that encourage nursing professionals to emigrate abroad. This includes the country's adoption of international principles attempting to protect Indonesian nurses that emigrate as well as the country's own participation in a bilateral trade and investment agreement, known as the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement that facilitates Indonesian nurse migration to Japan. Despite the potential trade and employment benefits from sending nurses abroad under the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, Indonesia itself is suffering from a crisis in nursing capacity and ensuring adequate healthcare access for its own populations...
May 2017: Nursing Ethics
Monir Mazaheri, Eva Ericson-Lidman, Ali Zargham-Boroujeni, Joakim Öhlén, Astrid Norberg
BACKGROUND: Conscience is an important concept in ethics, having various meanings in different cultures. Because a growing number of healthcare professionals are of immigrant background, particularly within the care of older people, demanding multiple ethical positions, it is important to explore the meaning of conscience among care providers within different cultural contexts. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to illuminate the meaning of conscience by enrolled nurses with an Iranian background working in residential care for Persian-speaking people with dementia...
May 2017: Nursing Ethics
Elizabeth Joly
BACKGROUND: With the number of young people with medical complexity increasing, an increasing number must navigate the transition to adulthood. This transition, in part, involves a situational transition in which young people and their families must access new services in the adult system. OBJECTIVES: To explore how societal ideologies, communities, and organizations represent the foundation of barriers to access to services. RESEARCH DESIGN: The discussion in this paper, framed within a social justice perspective, outlines barriers to access to services at the societal and community levels including societal ideologies, differences in philosophies of care in pediatric and adult care, physical environments, and availability of services...
May 2017: Nursing Ethics
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