Hey guys! im a student nurse, introduced myself of the newbie board a wee minute ago! this is a really interesting forum...evryone seems very helpful, so i thought i would b very forward and ask for help
I am taking part in an ethics debate at uni, but i have had a bit of brain freeze.
the subject is "you dont have to be a good person to be a good nurse", i so far have wrote about how nurses cant be perfect always, how social background and there lifestyle doesnt have to affect nursing practice.
neone got any ideas about wot else i could look into??
My first two years at uni were not so good and i am hoping i can change things round a bit with this debate!!! lol!!!
please help i would b so grateful
enguin: x x
Oct 5, '07
If I read your post correctly the ethical question is do you have to be a good person to be a good nurse. Isn't it interesting that ethics is the 1st thing that people throw away. I'm betting that in England that good still means the straight and narrow and that a bad person is the one having fun? In the ethical state anyone that is distrustiful, lies, steals, does drugs etc, they are bad and no they would not make good nurses. But If you are talking real world, you leave your private life at the door and pick it up on the way home, you would never do anything to harm your patient even if it means telling on the doctor, and you believe that first you do no harm you will possibily make a goos nurse. After hours your you life is your own just do not get busted and have your face on the telly or in the paper. Oh by the way no recreactional drugs never if your hair is 1/2 inch long they can find out everything you took for the last 30 days.
Last edit by Dragonnurse1 on Oct 5, '07
: Reason: rotten typing