The Ethics Of The Nursing Profession

1428 Words Nov 16th, 2016 6 Pages
The nursing profession is set up with many guidelines, rules, and regulations. Often, these are set up and guided by different values that should be exhibited in the practice. Many organizations including the Viterbo Nursing Program have values that are to be followed by those who associate themselves with that organization. At Easter Seals many colleges and majors come together to care for disabled kids who are having a weekend away from home. This variety of people that collaborate leads to a vast amount of values to be portrayed over the span of the weekend. Of the values that I saw the most memorable were the values of altruism, autonomy, commitment, dignity, social justice, stewardship, and veracity.
The first value that I encountered while at camp was the value of altruism. Altruism is the idea of having selfless concern for the well-being of others. I saw this value in every individual who was a volunteer or staff member at camp. Children with disabilities are a very vulnerable population and at times are not the easiest to care for. The people who volunteer and work at Easter Seals work with this kids out of altruism. They selflessly devote their time to making the weekend a time of fun for the children and a time of relaxation for the adults. All the staff was constantly checking up on one another to make sure everyone was doing alright and to see if they needed any help with their camper. The genuine concern for everyone’s well-being in this environment shows how…
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