In James 5:14, the Bible states, “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord” (James 5:14 King James Version). This shows that…
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sense that treating the patient, administering medication, washing their clothing and cleaning them all done by different team members such as nurses, doctors and pharmacists among others reflect the teaching of the bible that calls for them care, love, help and show concern for patients.
The expectation of care will vary based on the faith base of the patient involved. Depending on their faith base, patients expect different levels and forms of care. There are different practices between members of the same faith and between those of different faiths, for instance diets, and holy days. This means that they expect different levels or forms of care. Practitioners can change care practice based on the faith of the patients first by avoiding stereotyping and ask about preferences for instance food or care. Secondly, practitioners should seek to know from their patients if they require particular care based on their faith and implement it or inform the customer why it cannot be implemented. For example, the practitioners should inquire from the patient about the necessity for same sex caregivers or refusal for a particular aspect of care such as interference with the daily time for prayers. The practitioners can the model the patient’s intervention with this in mind (Andrews & Boyle, 2002).
Virtue ethics is the ethical theoretical framework that best describes my personal worldview. Virtue ethics was influenced by Aristotle. Virtue ethics focuses on the nature of the acting person who bases his actions on the right virtues. I base my actions on the right virtues as developed by the society. There are two extremes, for instance good deeds on one side and evil deeds on the other side. Therefore, to be morally upright, one has to achieve an optimal balance between the two extremes. For example, I avoid hurting other people or going to jail by ensuring that I stay on the good deeds side. I respect people because I understand that this is a good action meaning that I
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Research is part of every type of learning and knowledge in the modern world and it generally refers to the systematic process of analyzing information carefully. It has been widely recognized that the research through scientific methods is the most reliable way of gathering knowledge in every sector.
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Aside from this, the same nursing association also has a ‘Charter of Nursing Practice’ the primary purpose of which is the provision of a guidelines for nursing practice, in line with national laws and policies, with an eye towards meeting public health care and nursing needs, and having a patient-centered approach to the practice.
According to Savage & Lucy (2004:9), the nursing process that was introduced late in the 1970s, is largely responsible for this transformation in the nursing profession, while at the same time creating the avenue for the evaluation of individual nurse practitioner.
They impact the nurses not only to do things professionally but in a manner that also pleases God.
Personal, cultural and spiritual values are aspects of nursing that make the nursing profession more focused on quality services to the