OBLIGATION OF NURSES
TO PEOPLE’S HEALTH
Nurses have an obligation to safeguard, respect and actively promote people’s
health rights at all times and in all places. This includes ensuring that
adequate care is provided within the resources available and in accordance
with nursing ethics.
IMPORTANCE OF NURSING OBLIGATION
TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
In safeguarding the health rights of the individuals, the nurses put into
consideration the views, wishes, beliefs and feelings of the people in
accepting any actions taken to promote and enhance the wellbeing and
The nurses consider taking actions that concern the well-being and safety of
the people and instances of allegation of abuse.
A safeguarding board monitors concerns on safeguarding all through the
professional nursing course(Fowell, 2012).
The nurses respect the right to self-determination because it is a basic human
right. Respect enhances personal responsibility to making valid and
reasonable efforts that protect life and health of the patients.
IMPORTANCE OF NURSING OBLIGATION
TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
Respect enhances great communication between the nurses and the patients
about the care and information passed is perfectly comprehended(Fowell,
2012). Patients with communication and language needs, nurses ensure
services put in place.
Respect ensures the nurses constantly seeks the consent of the patient to
care and treatment. The information contains the purpose, nature, benefits
and risks exposed to the treatment and care.
Moreover, respect eliminates discrimination on grounds of race, religion,
family status or age.
Lastly, promotion of people’s health saves life and prevents serious
deterioration on the conditions that have no advance refusal of treatment.
THE ROLE OF THE REGISTERED NURSE IN THE
MARKETING OF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE
SERVICES, AS PART OF HEALTH PROMOTION
Registered nurses take responsibility for successful
coordination of clinical and marketing departments
through sharing information on healthcare services.
Nurses need to be aware on vital role to play on market
research of their obligations, trust building and efficient
utilization of primary health care services (Rall & Meyer,
2006). Americans accept definition of health that
includes personal responsibility and quality of life. The
quality of life includes self-care and prevention of
illness. People thus take great approach to health care,
seeking health information and improving health through
adjusting lifestyles. Nurses thus act as sources of
referrals. The nurses consequently guide patients to
optimizing health through management of personal
health care risks.
NURSING SERVICES: AN IMPERATIVE TO
HEALTH CARE MARKETING
Isaac D. Montoya
Olive M. Kimball
Nurses hold a great portion of the corporate section in any
health care institution. They work together with different
departments. Nurses form potential marketing tools for
different health care organization (Montoya & Kimball, 2012).
Nevertheless, they face limitations as marketing tools.
Consequently, the working environment potentially influences
general image of the organization. On the contrary, great
nursing care aligns with great marketing efforts despite this
factor being an unintended move (Montoya & Kimball, 2012).
Promoting highly capable nursing image forms great strategy
in marketing health care services. Professional organizations
evolution and accreditation agencies result to high standards
of nursing practices. The standards deliver predetermined
quality of patient care. Thus, the obligations meet the rights
of the patients with the health facility.
ROLE OF NURSING IN HEALTH CARE
Shamian (ShamianI, 2014) follows that
nursing encompasses collaborative and
autonomous care of people of all families,
ages, communities and groups, either sick
or well and in all settings. Nursing follows
health promotion, ill prevention and caring
of the sick, disabled and dying patients
(ShamianI, 2014). Promotion of the safe
environment by the nurses, advocacy,
participation on health shaping policy and
managing health systems are key nursing
The author concludes by stating that the
impact might be tremendous if the nurses
take upon their voices and enhance respect
and what is actually needed (ShamianI,
THE ROLE OF NURSE LEADERS IN IMPROVING
Sabrina Fuller follows that nurse leaders have considerable
scope on planning prevention (Fuller, 2014). The planning
prevention defines an integral part on interventions,
services, clinical pathways and care on applying
organizational wide approach. The approach delivers very
little to an intense interventions set to the public health
guidance (Fuller, 2014). Consequently, an effective
pathway approach follows relevant support services and
guides that are defines and commissioned. The strategic
approach defines the responsibility that local and health
authority commissioners working in partnership via health
and wellbeing board that build local priorities in the joint
strategy needing assessment and embattlement in well
HEALTH PROMOTION IN HOSPITALS: EVIDENCE
AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Oliver Groene and Mila Garcia-Barbero
A health promoting health care institution provides high quality
comprehensive services and develops corporate identity
embracing aims of health care promotion that develops health
and promotes organizational structure and culture (Oliver &
Garcia-Barbero, 2005).. The cultures provides include
participating in roles for the patients by all staff members.
Consequently, the hospital develops to a health promoting
facility and cooperates the community. Health professionals
enhance lasting impact on the behaviour influence of the
patients. Health promotion programs enhance great health
behaviour, avoid readmission and enhance quality of the life of
ANA CODE OF ETHICS (2001)
Ethics defines integral section of the nursing foundation. Nursing embodies
preventing illness, alleviating suffering and protecting, promoting and
restoring health in caring individuals, groups, families and communities.
The Code of Ethics for Nurses established by the American Nurses Association
(ANA) enhances explicit primary goals, values and obligations on
ANA Code of Ethics forms succinct statement of ethical duties and obligations
based on every person entering nursing profession.
ANA Code of Ethics defines the profession’s non-negotiable ethical standards.
ANA Code of Ethics expresses the nursing comprehension to the commitment
of the society.
ANA CODE OF ETHICS (2001)
The code follows certain elements for ethical conduct empowering the nurses
to making ethical resolutions more perfectly.
Nurses have to be sensitive to the ethical limitations and perform best
fulfillment to the moral duties(Fowell, 2012).
There is importance in the informed consent and addresses great ethical
issues in everyday practices.
The code defines the administrative roles of nurses and elucidates the
communication concern of nurses with hospital ethics committee in resolution
making being confronted by ethical cases(Kelly, 2014).
The nursing obligations through recognition of various ethical dilemmas and
taking appropriate actions ensures adequate care is provided (“Pledge of Rights
of Obligation: The Nature, Peculiarities and Significance”, 2017).
Adequate care to the patients informs the nurses and other staff members the
various ethical issues affecting the patient.
Respect between the nurse and the patient practices a manner that is consistent
with the ethical codes for registered nurses.
Safeguarding practices evaluates the outcomes and results of interventions to
promoting ethical practice.
Major classification of Ethical
Ethical school of thought that needs both the
means and end goal be moral and ethical.
The end goal justifies the means despite the
fact that the means not being moral.
Nurses seek education on the
safety issues that form
Justice in practicing healthcare practices state fairness. Nurses need to be
fair as they distribute care to the patients.
Beneficence does great and great thing for patients.
Non maleficence does no harm.
Accountability by the nurses defines acceptance of responsibility for one’s
Fidelity keeps the promises of an individual.
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