However, having social media and knowing how to correctly help you deal with these situations can go a long way in helping them improve their personal lives.Competency StandardsSince the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Board was formed, the national competency standards are periodically undergoing revisions and reviews. This is necessary to ensure that, the competency standards remained both contemporary as well as harmonious with the country’s legislative requirements. The national competency standards are
NURSING3viewed as the basic competency standards by which a nurse’s performance is assessed and they are also used to obtain as well as hold their position as a registered nurse in the country(Hally, 2008). As a registered nurse, an individual should use these core competency standards to provide them with a framework with which they assess their competency. They also provide consumers with the standards they should expect from registered nurses. Additionally, apart from providing universities with developing curricula, these standardsalso provide nursing students with a tool to assess their performance. It helps them set goals that they plan on achieving if they want to work as professional nurses. These competency standards encourage practices in the nursing profession that encourage responsibility and accountability in their actions. This does not only reflect in their professional lives but in their personal lives as well.According to these standards, the role of a nurse comprises of promotion and maintenance of health as well as prevention of illnesses for people with either mental or physical disabilities (Hamlin &Richardson, 2011). By understanding what this competency standards demand of them as a nurse, they are able to make a difference in not only their professional environment but in their personal lives as well. A nurse who is competence will use these standards to help them live a better and fulfilled life. These standards also help them understand that, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, age, spiritual values, social and economic factors or disability can impact an individual’s response to health care but that does not mean it should affect how they respond to them. They teach them tolerance and understand and this also heavily influences how they interact with the rest of the world when they are not in a professional setting. Code of EthicsThe Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia is pertinent to all registered nurses in Australiaregardless of their levels or areas of practice. The concept of morality and ethics are
NURSING4fundamentally the same and they feature heavily throughout this Code. This code describes the nursing profession’s commitment to promoting, respecting, protecting and upholding the fundamental rights of individuals who are either the providers or recipients of nursing health care. The Code dictates that nurses should; uphold quality nursing care for all individuals, have respect as well as kindness for oneself and others, respect the diversity of people, embrace informed decision making, follow a culture of safety in health and nursing care, value access to
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