Nursing Profession : Developing Core Nursing Standard And Different Ethical Principles

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Introduction The nursing profession has developed core nursing standard and different ethical principles that nurses must follow. An understanding of the profession and what is expected of a nurse will help in providing good patient- centered care. This paper describes the core competencies, characteristics of nursing, and offers a definition of nursing. The caring model and my definition of nursing will also be discussed. Five Core Competencies The Institution of Medicine (IOM) developed core competencies to make sure that” all health professionals are educated to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team, emphasizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics” (as cited in Morris & Hancock, 2013, p. 29). Providing patient-centered care is the first core competency, and it is very important in nursing. The IOM believed that respecting the patients 'personal beliefs, educating the patient about ways to prevent disease, being able to use active listening are some of the main characteristics of a patient-centered care. Nurses have the responsibility to take good care of their patients. Every patient need to be considered as a whole and cared for by focusing on their individual needs. (Finkelman, 2010, p .267) Working in interprofessional teams is the second core competency. Teamwork is essential to be a successful nurse. The IMO defined teamwork as “cooperate, collaborate, communicate, and integrate care in teams to

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