Week 3 Learning Team assignment

Week 3 Learning Team assignment - American Nurses...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
American Nurses Association 1 American Nurses Association Serena Harris, Christine Paschal, Glenda Pennington Jacquelyn Robinson and Sekeithia Speed HCS/335 January 17, 2011 Robert Vella
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
American Nurses Association  2 American Nurses Association Many associations are available for different health care workers, especially nurse. Nurses are fortunate to have numerous options concerning choosing an organization to join. For the purpose of this paper, we will be discussing American Nurses Association. American Nurses Association is a popular organization that many Registered Nurses choose to be a member of. ANA commits to quality care and also share strong ethical values. In this paper we will discuss the goals of ANA, how the goals are tied to its ethical principles, describe the role and importance of the corporations ethical values, explain the relationship between the organization’s culture and ethical decision making, discuss the importance of the origination’s ethical values supporting our ethical values, and the social responsibly for ANA in the community. American Nurses Association Goals Nurses who choose to be a member of the American Nurses Association should be aware of the organization’s goals. In addition, they should share a common interest in the goals. “American Nurses Association advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing and lobbying to congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public” (ANA, 2009). This organization has positive benefits for nurses and their patients who are taken care of daily. The American Nurses Association has many goals to promote quality care to patients. Another focus for the organization is to ensure that nurses’ rights are not violated. ANA has set high nursing standards for nurses to have as an outline to promote his or her profession. According to ANA web-site, the primary goal of the organization is “to develop and disseminate
Background image of page 2
American Nurses Association  3 the cornerstone work of ANA, such as standards, guidelines, principles, Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, Nursing Social Policy Statement to the public and the profession” (Nursing World, 2011). Ethical Principles Nurses have to deal with multiple situations that are not clearly defined under the nurse’s code of ethics. In many circumstances when attempting to maintain the quality of patient care that the ethical principles are not clear. The goal of quality care for the patient, which includes beneficence, autonomy, confidentiality, and justice all are part of the ethical principles. “The principle of beneficence is how one defines good or goodness or doing well and avoiding evil.” According to Ascension Health (2009). Beneficence is an obligation toward others, a principle or moral, to help a person achieve important issues. The ethical principle of autonomy is the
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course HCS 335 taught by Professor Bobvella during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 11

Week 3 Learning Team assignment - American Nurses...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online