you. Academic integrity means to avoid plagiarism and to give credit for any information taken from other sources. It involves properly citing your sources used and avoiding cheating or violating any rules against plagiarism set forth by your university and or workplace. Even when using the ideas of other credible sources, you must properly include in-text citations showing where the original thought came from despite it being put into your own words.
According to the article, “Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity,” there are six key values which include; honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage (2016). Producing work that is based on these fundamental values provides you with quality knowledge on the given topic and is vital in showing your foundation as a healthcare professional. Thus, academic integrity and writing goes hand in hand based on these values and the authenticity of the work you provide. Having and sticking to a set of principles/morals and the way one conducts their behavior in reference to also relates to academic integrity ("Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity", 2016) . Having a set of standards that one holds themselves to in both the workplace and in your school work is imperative. As any healthcare professional would, it is fundamental to maintain an ethical approach in the care we provide. We must, “practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person” (2016). Practicing with integrity and ethics also provides value to your degree in knowing the work was completed all on your own. It is one of the key components to building a successful leader and offers peace in knowing you believe in doing the right thing. PART 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work Expand on your thoughts from Part 1 by: Identifying and describing strategies you intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of your 1) academic work while a student of the MSN program, and 2) professional work as a nurse throughout your career. Include a review of resources and approaches you propose to use as a student and a professional.
Having integrity and ethics as a healthcare professional and student is vital to who you are as a person and a provider. Maintaining integrity begins with having a strong moral/ethical foundation in which one carries themselves. During everyday life and the stressors, it is easy to become overwhelmed and to forget to properly cite your sources. Thus, it is always important to have a set of strategies on hand to help maintain integrity and ethics. According to Brodhead and Higbee from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), maintaining ethical behavior is a learned behavior that requires organization, professional development, management and reinforcement (p. 83, 2012b).
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