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The Importance Of Christian Values In Nursing

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Christian Value
The Bible states; “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to be with you always,” (John 14:16 New International Version). God has provided Angel’s to the people of the Earth to guide and protect them from harm, in turn so too must nurses act as “Guardian Angels” to their patients. As a nurse, providing care in a culturally diverse community, nurses should avoid inflicting of the nurse's own Christian values and affirm human dignity and show respect for the values and practices related with different cultures and use approaches to care that reflect awareness and responsiveness.
Advocacy
Advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal (Advocacy, n.d.). Being an advocate is one of the major roles of being a nurse because nurses are at the forefront of the battlefield. A nurse is the there from the moment a baby takes his or her first breath to when an elderly’s takes his or her last.
Guido gave an example in her text, “Virginia Henderson well-described advocacy in nursing; she noted that the role of nurses entailed helping people do what they would ordinarily do for themselves to maintain health, recover from illness, or die a peaceful death when persons lack the strength, will, or knowledge to care for themselves” (Guido, 2014, p.45). It is also important that nurses advocate for the ethical concerns of patients and peers.
The three models of advocacy in nursing practice include rights protection model or autonomy
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