Ethical Nursing And Values Provide Bright Pathways For The Student Nurse

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Ethical Nursing and Values Provide Bright Pathways for the Student Nurse Alexis Fishback-Kendrick Ethics Paper Hannibal LaGrange University September 28, 2014 When stepping into the world of health profession, it is very important to know what my values are. Part of being a professional is being able to make a decision rather than sit on the fence in worry of hurting another person’s feelings. In healthcare, it is extremely important to make decisions fast and acknowledge ethical behaviors so that the appropriate choice is made in all scenarios. For each person values and beliefs can have different meanings. This is due to cultural background, environmental upbringing, and influential people. My personal values are based off of the principles of my faith. I did not have the best environment for me at home, therefore, my safe haven was church because I fully believed God was listening to me. Because I put my faith in Christianity, serving my God, I have the value that every person is treated as a brother or sister in Christ. I am to love and serve people. “Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion everyone to his brother. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart against his brother.” (Zechariah 7: 9, 10 New King James) My values are taking care of others, and providing aide when needed. I value life because it is a blessing from God. I value compassion and empathy because it is

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