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In my world view and philosophy of nursing, I attribute spirituality with the practices of meditation, association with nature, identifying with a higher spiritual power and expressing concerns such as forgiveness, gratitude, meaning of life, hope and responsibility. These spiritual elements help one to recognize that his or her responsibilities to clients are beyond the physical aspect. The spirituality aspect enhances the manner in which nursing work is done. It is not only to fulfill the responsibility one has to a patient but to the creator too. Personal attributes include fairness, accountability and dignity. The personal attributes in my view are meant to enhance care to the patients. Dignity dictates that I advocate for self-respect of individuals while accountability demands that I be fully liable for what I do. Fairness is a trait requires me to promote equity as God would like. My cultural values overview impacts me to identify the need to conduct nursing by showing sensitivity to different cultures and their cultural beliefs, sexual orientation, gender and race. This is a very important detail as the diversity in patients is a common thing.
In the context of my obligation to the nursing practice, I consider values as those personal beliefs regarding the worth of any custom, attitude or idea. This implies that they are part of me in my practice and I should uphold what I strongly regard as essential. Ethics focus on the philosophical ideals of what is considered wrong or right way of behaving in my nursing profession. There are basic principles that define the constituents of the wrong or right behavior (Moyet, 2010). Morals are the ideals that I have put forward with respect to wrong or right conduct in my practice. Unlike ethics, morals come from the individual.
Quite a number of times, ethical dilemmas may arise as what the society deems right or wrong may conflict with personal convictions regarding the same. Ethics in nursing
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