Research, Roles, and Values

Research, Roles, and Values


Research,Roles, and Values

Research,Roles, and Values

Evidence-basedpractice, (EBP), research and theory knowledge is the integration ofthe best practices with clinical expertise and modernized knowledgeto enhance the quality of care rendered to patients (Stevens, 2013).Evidence-based practices (EBP) are related to a health careprovider’s role. Healthcare providers are supposed to have apositive attitude towards EBP, to enable them execute their tasksefficiently. Health care providers must first understand theimportance of EBP in the clinical setting to lay down the changes andother strategies required for smooth and successful implementation ofEBP in healthcare organizations (Stevens, 2013). According toHumphrey (2012), the primary role of the health care provider is toensure the efficient implementation and adoption of EBP in theclinical settings. However, current research indicates that in spiteof many nurses showing an interest in EBP, there are many barriersassociated with change. It is the responsibility of health careproviders to ensure implementation of appropriate changes to allowthe smooth adoption of EBP in their organizations.

Theprimary goal of EBP is to enhance the knowledge and skills of a nurseto allow a patient-centered care (Humphrey, 2012). EPB positivelyimpacts on the role of a member of the nursing profession byequipping them with the up-to-date knowledge and skills. EPB ensuresthat nurses can embrace research and put into practice to achieveoptimum care and ensure the provision of quality care to patients.Just like health care providers, members of the nursing professionare expected to develop a positive attitude towards EBP since itsharpens their skills to execute their roles more efficiently.According to Humphrey, EPB can never be successful without thesupport and role of the members of the nursing profession and hencethe two compliments each other (2012).

Human dignity is an individual`s sense of self-respect. In ahealthcare setting, a patient`s dignity is a significant value thatevery member of the nursing profession should observe. The use of EBPin clinical settings and human dignity are related. One of thecomponents of EBP is the upholding of professional values whileapplying theory and expertise into practice. According to Stevens(2013), continuous and consistent application of EBP in the clinicalsetting allow a nurse to gain skills and knowledge on how to observeand embrace professional values such as patient`s autonomy,integrity, and human dignity. Therefore, it can be said that the useof EBP leads to highly credible nursing personnel in terms ofprofessional values.

Theuse of EBP in healthcare is a sensitive component of patient carewhich revolves around various aspects of human dignity. There aremany aspects that a nurse is supposed to take care of to ensure humandignity as a professional value is observed. According to Ezer andCohen (2013), if the right measures are not followed whileimplementing EBP in clinical settings, it can lead to violations ofhuman rights negatively affecting human dignity. Some of thepractices associated with EBP, which might compromise human dignityinclude: informed consent, privacy, confidentiality, degradingtreatment, among others. For instance, in carrying out a study toevaluate the impact EBP in enhancing safe childbirth, a nurse may usepregnant women in labor ward without their consent. This is aviolation of their human right leading to degradation of humandignity. According to Ezer and Cohen (2013), it is important fornurse professionals to ensure as they quench their thirst on the useof EBP, they should be vigilant not to violate patient rights.

Thefirst reason for choosing a BSN is to acquire additional training andsharpen my nursing skills. A nurse with a BSN degree enters thenursing field with a broader range of competencies and knowledgecrucial for our today`s clinical setting such as the implementationof EBP. The second reason for pursuing a BSN is to ensure I am a ina position to negotiate for a better pay with my future employer.Despite the fact that nurses receive excellent remuneration packages,a nurse with a BSN is in a better position to ask for a greater pay.Technology advancement and health care interventions such as the useof EBP need knowledgeable nursing professionals such as BSNgraduates, and health care providers are willing to pay more forefficiency and better performance. The third reason for choosing topursue a BSN is because of high demand. During the currentunpredictable and hard economic times, it is important to work in afield full of job opportunities. Nurses with a BSN are in high demandin the clinical setting and hence pursuing such a degree guaranteessomeone a job opportunity.

Comparingthe reasons for choosing a BSN and the nursing profession values, thetwo are closely related. A BSN allows a nurse to gain more skills andexpertise to ensure quality patient safety and care. For a nurse tohave the expertise to exercise values such as human dignity, one hasto undergo some training. BSN gives a nurse the opportunity to trainand acquire knowledge on how to observe professional values. One ofthe ways through which a nurse can respect the nurse-patientrelationship is by avoiding monetary rewards and gifts from thepatients. However, a nurse who is not well paid may feel tempted toreceive the monetary gifts. One of the reasons for pursuing a BSN isto get a well-paying job. Having a good salary will enable a nursecomfortably meet all the needs and hence minimize the temptation toreceive gifts from the patients. Therefore, a BSN allows a nurse toget a good salary and positions him or her in a better position tomaintain a healthy nurse-patient relationship. In conclusion, thequest for more skills and knowledge helps personnel to become betterin all aspects of the profession, morals and values included.


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