Analyze the tension experienced by nursing executives between habit and the application of virtues as they make ethical decisions.

Analyze the tension experienced by nursing executives between habit and the application of virtues as they make ethical decisions.

Nursing Virtues; Choose one of the assigned readings for Unit 7.

Based on your reading, evaluate the four virtues fundamental to nursing practice and describe how they influence a professional nursing practice that is morally and ethically grounded.

Discuss the role of the nurse leader in mentoring others to practice nursing according to the four virtues. Compare the specific strategies will you use as a nurse leader use to address habits in ethical decision making to the proper application of virtues?

Examine how the four virtues fundamental to nursing practice influence practice that is morally and ethically grounded.

Analyze the tension experienced by nursing executives between habit and the application of virtues as they make ethical decisions. Analyze the role of the nurse executive in mentoring others to practice nursing according to the four virtues.

Your initial post should be succinct, and demonstrate clarity of thought and precision in writing. Support your discussion with at least one reference other than the required reading. Resources: Crigger and Godfrey The Making of Nurse Professionals text to complete the following:

Read Chapter 8, Virtues Significant in Nursing, pages 113130. This chapter discusses virtues that are fundamental to nursing and its practice. Read Pasks 2005 article, Self-Sacrifice, Self-Transcendence and Nurses Professional Self, from Nursing Philosophy, volume 6, issue 4, pages 247254.

This paper describes the potential impact of nurses ability to see intrinsic value on their vulnerability to self-sacrifice and the need for support through nurse education in order to minimize the personal cost to the nurses. Read Connolly and Wards 2008 article, Navigating Human Rights Across the Life Course, from Child & Family Social Work, volume 13, issue 3, pages 348356.

This paper takes a broad look at human rights issues that occur across the life course, and uses examples of life course transitions to illuminate issues related to moral rights and human rights.

Read Shaw and Degazons 2008 article, Integrating the Core Professional Values of Nursing: A Profession, not Just a Career, from Journal of Cultural Diversity, volume 15, issue 1, pages 4450.

This paper describes how incorporating the core professional nursing values (CPNVs) provides a promising approach that bridges the cultural chasm of a highly diverse student population and the profession of nursing by creating a shared professional culture across the myriad differences.

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