Any healthcare provider must have ethical values. Ethical values are universal norms of conduct that serve as a guide. To determining what actions, intentions, and reasons are appreciated. (Haddad & Geiger, updated 2020) Workers in the healthcare industry must recognize ethical challenges, make sound judgments, and make decisions based on their values while adhering to the rules that govern them. Nurses, like all healthcare workers, require regulation and direction to practice properly and with integrity. (Haddad & Geiger, Updated 2020) During the research simulation, I played the character Jan Klein, RN who is a research coordinator partaking in a study that involves extremely sick cancer patients on a new study that might help those who did not respond to chemotherapy.
During the activity itself Jan is overworked, stressed. And in a predicament where she is pressured to falsify information that her PI tells her. And violate study protocols. What the character did well was be truthful throughout the entire scenario despite going against her PI doctor. She avoided the temptation to engage in misconduct. Discouraging others from taking missteps, and reporting wrongdoing to stay truthful, and did it to protect the subjects. And the integrity of the research. If this situation would occur again, I would handle it just how the RN did, by being honest to herself and her patients.
The resources I would use for guidance. And support would be her higher management and supervisors. Nurses have a responsibility to uphold the highest ethical standards for themselves, their profession. And their patients. Many organizations have ethics committees to look at ethical issues. (Haddad & Geiger, updated 2020) Nurses at all levels of practice should take part in ethics reviews in their chosen specialty. It’s critical to speak up for patient care, patient rights, and ethical practice considerations. Ethics training should begin in nursing school and continue throughout a nurse’s career. (Haddad & Geiger, Updated 2020