logging in or signing up the ethos of nursing rrpalmer Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 1799 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (1) Dislike it (0) Added: November 14, 2010 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 1 Presentation Description Overview of what nursing is and what a profession is Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript CHARACTERISTICS OF NURSING AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE : CHARACTERISTICS OF NURSING AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE BY ROSEMARY PALMER RN, RM, BSc Hons(Sport science & administration) ADM DEFINITION of ETHOS : DEFINITION of ETHOS A GUIDE TO THE THE MEANING, CHARACTERISTICS, DISPOSITION: The study of the nature, social foundations, philosophy, theories, history, law ,composition, role, ethics and social relationships of nursing. EACH section is a specific area of study in ‘Nursing” Nursing evolved from a human need- health & illness Societal rules developed early on for the preservation of the species Care of individuals and families to attain and maintain health life long A science and art ETHOS UNDERPINNING : ETHOS UNDERPINNING ETHICAL BASIS PHILOSOPHY THEORY QUALITY OF PRACTICE ETHOS ETHOS v HISTORY : ETHOS v HISTORY NURSING ETHOS AND HISTORY: history is not ethos and ethos is not nursing. History does however influence ethos. Nursing ethos & nursing history is the manifestation of the interaction of societal dynamics and the dynamics of nursing itself. ETHOS a combined study of: nature social foundations philosophy theories roles laws history ethics social relationships composition PERTAINING TO NURSING. PROFESSIONAL NURSING ETHOS : PROFESSIONAL NURSING ETHOS Must have specialized knowledge and its applications Must have specialized education Must have examinations to demonstrate competence Must have register/ roll Must have rules for entry into register Entry into register is not permanent Community must recognize specialist knowledge etc Must have an association/ watchdog/ standards setter Autonomous control Laws to cover profession & legally recognized Accountability Ethics/ rules/ regulations Protected title /insignia THREATS TO ETHOS : THREATS TO ETHOS Can be undermined by: Task orientated care Pressure & confusion as to nurse role Cost conscious situations Increase and specialization of healthcare categories Too many ‘nursing’ categories e.g. EN, ENA ODA technology PURPOSE-WHAT IS NURSING? : PURPOSE-WHAT IS NURSING? To promote and maintain health To care for people when their health in compromised To assist recovery To facilitate independence To meet needs To improve/ maintain well being & quality of health. CHARACTERISTICS OF NURSING: : CHARACTERISTICS OF NURSING: Has a particular purpose –to promote healing, growth, development, prevent disease illness or injury. Minimize distress & suffering. Educate people to understand & cope with their illness & treatments. To give the best quality of life until death. A particular mode of intervention – empowering people, helping them to achieve, maintain & recover independence. Identification of nursing needs. Advocacy. Also includes management teaching policy & knowledge development. cont : cont A particular domain – peoples unique responses to illness, health, disability, frailty within their context. Responses may be psycho-social, biological, cultural r spiritual. A particular focus – the whole person and the whole human response. A particular value base – ethical values respecting autonomy, dignity, individuality, personal accountability, the unique nurse-patient relationship,. Expressed in written codes of ethics and supported by professional regulation. A commitment to partnership – patients, relatives, carers, other health professionals. Co-ordinator, leader, team player. Always accountable for own actions & decisions. DEFINING NURSING : DEFINING NURSING Why is a definition for nursing needed? : Why is a definition for nursing needed? To put a framework on a profession that can be observed by all – a model (see professional definition) Can only set standards of practice once there is a clear framework of what nursing is. Gives status and relationship with other health professions You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.