Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
The values of nursing arise from a concern with human flourishing. If the desire to become a nurse is a reflection of an aspiration to care for others in need then we should anticipate that those who choose to nurse have a tendency towards the values we would normally associate with a caring profession (care, compassion, perhaps altruism, and so on). However, these values require a secure base if they are not to succumb to the corrupting pressures of the increasingly instrumental nature of the values of the institutions in which healthcare in general and nursing in particular takes place. One way of securing a base for withstanding the corrupting influences of the institution is to understand nursing as a practice in the sense in which Alasdair MacIntyre uses that term. In this brief paper I will outline ways in which the managerial imperative of meeting targets is both distorting practice and undermining nursing's values. I conclude that understanding nursing as a MacIntyrean practice provides a refuge from what might otherwise be overwhelming pressures for nurses to adopt instrumental values to the detriment of professional caring values.
Institute for Philosophical Nursing Research, University of Alberta, 3rd Floor Clincal Sciences Building, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G3, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Medicine, health care, and philosophy
The professional values that are typically attributed to nursing managers influence the behaviors of staff nurses as well as of nursing managers. Therefore, the efficient planning and implementation o...
From April 1st 2015 it will be mandatory for Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the United Kingdom (UK) providing pre-qualifying health care higher education to use a Values Based Recruitment (VBR...
Nursing students often experience a discrepancy between their ideal views of nursing obtained while in school and the realities of practice. Using a phenomenological research design, sophomore-level s...
Socialization, or formation of students to the professional nurse role, is an expectation of nursing education. This process is complex and challenging for students, who continue to experience culture...
Objective Recent literature shows growing interest in the values displayed by occupational therapists. Yet, none of these writings has so far examined the factors that contribute to the development of...
Non-invasive measurement of blood pressure is an instrument governed nursing routine care. The use of an automated oscillometric cuff is a common technique and validated if this is done on...
Today's increase of dentate elderly, many of them dependent, is a challenge, both according to the personal daily oral hygiene and dentistry. This is not only an oral problem, as research ...
Our purpose is to evaluate maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) in ACL-injured professional soccer players and after a six-month period of post-operative rehabilitation, compared to a control gr...
Objectives: This quasi-experimental pre-post-study investigated the effect of newly developed Nurse-led Patient Pathways (NPP) designed to improve patients`, and health care professionals`...
The primary objective for the project is to evaluate whether nursing home residents who require intravenous fluids and intravenous antibiotics, can be treated just as well or even better i...
Coordination of nursing services by various nursing care personnel under the leadership of a professional nurse. The team may consist of a professional nurse, nurses' aides, and the practical nurse.
A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of nursing care.
Nursing care given to an individual in the home. The care may be provided by a family member or a friend. Home nursing as care by a non-professional is differentiated from HOME CARE SERVICES provided by professionals: visiting nurse, home health agencies, hospital, or other organized community group.
The complete summaries of the frequencies of the values or categories of a measurement made on a group of items, a population, or other collection of data. The distribution tells either how many or what proportion of the group was found to have each value (or each range of values) out of all the possible values that the quantitative measure can have.
Professional society representing the field of nursing.
Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...
nurses professional valuesa nurse personal valuenursing professional valuesprofessional valuesnursing professional valuesWhat Are Values in Nursingnursing professional valuesVALUE AS A NURSEvalues of nursesvalues of a nursenursing valuesvalues in nursingprofessional nursing valuesWhat Is Professional Valuesnursing prossion values