A companion to the Overseas Nurses Programme by Jackie Hulse

By Jackie Hulse

This publication covers every little thing that the in another country scholar will desire earlier than and through their reports at the out of the country Nursing Programme (ONP).

Techniques are coated to aid with paintings and learning, in addition to lots of routines and actions to assist the coed in the direction of good fortune. It presents info to lead the coed either throughout the ONP and in addition operating within the NHS. It additionally makes the coed conscious of the duties that either they and their employers have as they start working.

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However, prior to gaining an understanding of health and social care delivery you must have an awareness and appreciation of both health care history in the UK and the proposed developments that will affect the care you deliver in a variety of settings with a range of patients. To develop an appreciation of contemporary British nursing practice, it is important to have an understanding of where nursing has come from, how nursing and the health service has emerged and how it continues to evolve (Craig and Daniels 2004).

Examples of situations where reflection could help the nurse in everyday practice. ✔ Suggestions and exercises on how to get started as a ‘reflective practitioner’. QXP 10/7/07 16:14 Page 21 21 References Benner P ( 2001). From Novice to Expert : Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. Commemorative Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Health. Bolton G (2005). Reflective Practice Writing and Professional Development, 2nd edn. London: Sage. Bulman C and Schutz S (2004). Reflective Practice in Nursing.

Fletcher and Buka (1999) suggest that ethics is a way of expressing moral rules and that society expects ‘ethical behaviour on the part of health care professionals’ (p. 162). But whose ethical code? Even more than legal frameworks, I would suggest that ethical codes are mediated by cultural norms. One interesting example is the priority or pre-eminence given to the individual in western societies that some would find unusual or unacceptable. Parker and Clare (2002, p. QXP 10/7/07 16:15 Page 29 29 ● Autonomy: the right a person has to direct their own life and make their own decisions ● Beneficence: the responsibility of doing good ● Non-maleficence: the responsibility to avoid doing harm ● Justice: the responsibility to be fair in the way we treat others Activity Can you think of a situation that posed an ethical dilemma?

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