Value Clarification\Sentence Completion

  1. The strategy of completing unfinished sentences can help us as nurses determine and explore attitudes, beliefs, interests, and goals which are indicators of our professional values.
    Be honest with yourselves in completing...


    1. I feel I succeed as a nurse when...

    2. A client/patient/resident has a right to...

    3. I wish the DON would...

    4. Physicians and nurses work together best when...

    5. I fail as a nurse if I cannot...

    6. The most difficult patient is one who...
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   nur20
    1...I've restored optimuum health to the patients in my care, giving unbiased care within my scope of practice, knowledge and skill..................... 2....To receive the best care possible regardless of race, creed,religion, or social standing.................. 3...Listen,be more understanding of caregivers woes and make them feel respected in their station in life and to make decisions for the good of all involved................................ 4....When they respect and acknowledge each others contribution to the welfare of the patient......................... 5...If i am neglecting my duties, and not adhering to the practice act or code of conduct.............................. 6...A hypochondriac that insist he/she is not being told the truth.............
  4. by   betts
    nur20,
    The reason I posted this was hopefully too get everyone thinking and considering their own Internal Variables. The strategy of completing unfinished sentences is to help us determine and explore our attitudes, beliefs, interests, and goals, which are indicators of our own professional values then with sharing then in a forum or 'Virtual Roundtable' we'd all learn how to work together. If ever their was a need for nurses of all disciplines too 'Come Together' in a single cause, it's now.
    Your values are exceptional; share them and compare them with others values. I started a 'round table' where I work and the changes in attitudes towards others is remarkable. Respect of all has brought about higher CNA retention and everyone is communicating!
    Thanks for your reply.
  5. by   hoolahan
    Very interesting!


    1. I feel I succeed as a nurse when...
    I have relieved someone's pain or suffering in even a small way

    2. A client/patient/resident has a right to...
    refuse treatment of any kind

    3. I wish the DON would...
    spend an hour with me and see whatit is I really do
    or come in on off shifts

    4. Physicians and nurses work together best when...
    When there is an atmosphere of mutual respect, and comfort with seeking answers to problems with each other.

    5. I fail as a nurse if I cannot...
    have the resources to provide care in a holistic way, like having enough staff to spend time with a dying pt/family, for instance

    6. The most difficult patient is one who...
    manipulative, it requires the most energy to deal with this inappropriate behavior, yet if you do not deal with it, you do yourself and the pt no service at all.

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