PROFESSINALISUM AND LEGAL ISSUES

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"Nursing is an art, and, if it is to be made an
art, requires as exclusive a devotion, as hard a
preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s
work; for what is the having to do with dead
canvas or cold marble, compared with having
to do with the living body- the temple of God’s
spirit? It is one of the fine Arts; I had almost
said, the finest of the Fine Arts"
Florence Nightingale (1868).
“A set of activities, tasks and nurse
duties carried out by the registered
nurses, at any time whenever it is
required keeping the person’s health
as their first priority”.
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Knowledge
Spirit of inquiry
Accountability
Autonomy
Advocacy
Innovation and Visionary
Collegiality and collaboration
Ethics and Values
Definition:
Understanding of or information
about a subject, which has been obtained by
experience or study.
Professionalism includes:
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A body of theoretical, practical, and clinical
knowledge.
Being able to apply that knowledge.
Using theoretical and/or evidence-based
rationale for practice.
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Synthesizing information from a variety of
sources.
Using information or evidence from nursing
other disciplines to inform practice.
Sharing or communicating knowledge with
colleagues, clients, family and others.
“ Nurses can be more productive and healthy in
safe, ergonomically sound work environments,
with access to the supplies, services and
technology they need to improve efficiency,
and work life enhancements to reduce stress
and ease the home-work interface.”
Definition:
An inquisitive, inquiring approach to
one’s own practice.
Professionalism includes:
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Being open-minded and having the desire to
explore new knowledge.
Asking questions leading to the generation of
knowledge and refinement of existing
knowledge.
Striving to define patterns of responses from
clients, stakeholders and their context.
Being committed to life long learning.
Definition:
Responsibility for one’s conduct or
the willingness to be answerable for one’s
actions.
Professionalism includes:
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Understanding the meaning of selfregulation and its implications for practice.
Using legislation, standards of practice and a
code of ethics to clarify and guide one’s
scope of practice.
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Being committed to work with clients and
their families to achieve desired outcomes.
Being actively engaged in advancing the
quality of care.
Recognizing personal capabilities, knowledge
base and areas for development.
Definition:
Right of self-government; personal
freedom.
Professionalism includes:
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Working independently and exercising
decision-making within one’s appropriate
scope of practice.
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Recognizing relational autonomy and the
effects of the context and relationships on
this autonomy.
Becoming aware of barriers and constraints
that may interfere with one’s autonomy and
seeking ways to remedy the situation.
Definition:
An advocate is a person who
supports or speaks out for a cause, policy.
Professionalism includes:
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Understanding the client’s perspective.
Assisting the client with their learning needs.
Being involved in professional practice
initiatives and activities to enhance health
care.
Being knowledgeable about policies that
impact on the delivery of health care
Definition:
Innovative:
Bring in new methods, ideas,
etc.; make changes; introduce for the
first time.
Visionary:
The act or faculty of seeing,
sight; imaginative insight; ability to
plan or form policy in a far-sighted
way.
Professionalism includes:
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Fostering a culture of innovation to enhance
nursing practice and client/family outcomes.
Showing initiative for new ideas and being
involved through taking action.
Influencing the future of nursing, delivery of
health care and the health care system.
Definition:
 A colleague is a fellow official or worker,
especially in the same profession or business.
Collaborate means to work jointly with, cooperate.
Professionalism includes:
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Developing collaborative partnerships within
a professional context.
Acting as a mentor to nurses, nursing
students and colleagues to enhance and
support professional growth.
Acknowledging and recognizing
interdependence between care providers.
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Definition:
Ethics:
a system of valued behaviors and
beliefs for determining right or wrong and
for making judgments about what should be
done to or for other human beings.
Professionalism includes:
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Knowledgeable about ethical values,
concepts and decision-making.
Being able to identify ethical concerns,
issues and dilemmas.
Applying knowledge of nursing ethics to
make decisions and to act on decisions.
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Being able to collect and use information
from various sources for ethical decisionmaking.
Collaborating with colleagues to develop and
maintain a practice environment that
supports nurses and respects their ethical
and professional responsibilities.
Engaging in critical thinking about ethical
issues in clinical and professional practice.
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Membership
Communication
Changes in Nursing Practice
Diversity in the Population
Lack of Autonomy
Lack of Leadership skills
Nature of the job
Shortage of Nurses
Limited Opportunities
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Autonomous Practice
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Often in peoples home
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Accountability to multiple stake holders
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Population health context
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Public right to know
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Allocation of resources
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Gifts
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Surveillance
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Maintaining therapeutic relationships
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Maintaining confidentiality
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CHN Standards of Practice
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Regulatory standards
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Legislation
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New ethical frameworks
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CNA code of ethics
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Regulatory standards
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Legislation
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New ethical frameworks
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CNA code of ethics
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Community ethics toolkit, etc.
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Rural Health Issues
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Self, Home, Community Care
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Access to Acute Care
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Major Health Problem
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Job Difficulties
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Author : Susan Jane Fetzer
Title :
Professionalism of Associate Degree
Nurses: The role of self actualization
General System Theory
CONCLUSION

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