Professional Values for the Bsn Student

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Professional Values
Monica Okoro
May 30, 2011
Dr. Candace Cane

Professional Values
Name: ___Monica Okoro___________

Using this format, prepare a 30 - 50 word response in each box that describes your understanding of the values for the BSN nursing student. Review the assigned reading assignments found in the Electronic Reserve Readings, located in the Materials page of the student Web site. Prepare an APA-formatted reference page.

Define: | Identify how nurses demonstrate this value.| Discuss how you demonstrate this value.| AltruismAltruism is defined as a selfless concern or act for the welfare and good of others. An altruistic person is not motivated to do good because of reward or duty. A purely altruistic person gives without thought to benefits, reward or recognition.| | | AutonomyAutonomy in the general sense is an individual’s capacity to make rational decisions without coercion from any quarter. In the moral sense, autonomy is the basis of a person 's moral responsibility for his actions.| | |

Human DignityHuman dignity refers to a person’s state of integrity, righteousness and virtue. In another perspective , human dignity means the intrinsic right of people to be accorded unconditional respect without regard for his gender, race, status, and political inclinations.| | | IntegrityIntegrity is a concept that refers to a person’s consistency in doing things and in his principles. People with integrity behave in accordance with their beliefs and value system.| | | Social JusticeSocial justice is an application, rather than administration, of justice in every part of society. When there is social justice , every member of society is fairly and equitably treated and receives his fair share of societal benefits| | |
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