This is PART 1...
I am doing a research paper for the critical care course that I am in and I need the opinions of ICU and Critical Care nurses especially. I'm having a hard time finding information on my topic on the WWW...not
I'd really appreciate it if all the ICU and Critical care nurses could assist me in answering a few questions. I have 3 sets of questions, so I will have to see how this poll thing can accomodate it
First off let me definine some things.
A BAIS is defined as: "an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment." Merriam and Webster Dictionary.
Biases include: moral (is patient an alcoholic, drug abuser, obese?), racial (black,latin,white, etc?), socioeconomic (street-person vs. upperclass), gender, sexuality (gay, straight, transexual), age(young vs. old).
STANDARDS OF PRACTICE:
Dean-Baar (1993) describes standards as "authoritative statements that describe... performance common to the profession."
Ontario College of Nurses - "Standards of Practice articulate the expectations the public can have of a registered nurse in any practice setting, domain and/or role...
are expected and achievable levels of practice against which actual performance can be measured."