a) Personal Ethics
i) Read the following excerpt: To Heal Sometimes, To Comfort Always located at: http://bioethics.georgetown.edu/pcbe/bookshelf/reader/chapter3.html
ii) Then complete Resource 1: My Nursing Ethic
iii) Using the reading and Resource 1, write a 750-1000-word paper that describes your professional moral compass.
(1) As you write your paper, include the following:
(a) What personal, cultural, and spiritual values contribute to your worldview and philosophy of nursing? How do these values shape or influence your nursing practice?
(b) Define values, morals, and ethics in the context of your obligation to nursing practice. Explain how your personal values, philosophy, and worldview may conflict with your obligation to practice, creating an ethical dilemma.
(c) Reflect and share your own personal thoughts in regard to the morals and ethical dilemmas you may face in the health care field. How do your personal views affect your behavior and your decision making?
iv) Do not be concerned with the use of ethical terminology for this paper.
v) Use standard paper format in APA style, including an introduction, a conclusion, and a title page. An abstract is not required. Cite in-text and in the Reference section.
vi) Refer to Resource 2: Personal Ethics Paper Grading Criteria located in the Course Resource folder.
vii) Attach Resource 1: My Nursing Ethic as an addendum to the assignment.
viii) Submit the assignment to the instructor by the end of Module 1.
Resource 1: My Nursing Ethic
Complete the questions below.
PASSION: Why am I here?
MOTIVATION: What moves me to act?
INSPIRATION: What keeps me in motion?
LOYALTY: Whom do I serve?
Resource 2: Personal Ethics Paper Grading Criteria