Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on week 5 posts 8000. Dear Heidi Wilder Thanks for sharing your ideas on this week’s discussion post. it was quite informative especially when you highlighted the differences between PhD and DNP nurses. You mentioned that more nurses were willing to take DNP more than PhD since the former has a wider coverage on nursing research. I will agree with you on your statement about PhD is more general but with nursing, DNP takes a more specialized direction hence better quality of nursing research (Zaccagnini & White,2011).
You continued further and provided your working environment details, and the amount of ignorance your paramedic’s colleagues express is alarming. Nursing is a very comprehensive field and considering they are paramedics, your master’s knowledge surpasses their levels of certification.
On your second issue, you have elaborated on the high cost of nursing programs. You have compared several programs with those of similar if not lesser quality and the duration and cost that you might find unnecessary. My recommendation would be, keep your confidence on attainment of higher standards as it increases on your information on nursing.
Hello Oluwakemi Orogbemi,
Thanks for your informative post on this week’s discussion topic. I agree that ethics assist in knowing what is wrong and what is right. In healthcare, since you are dealing with patients and their well-being integrity is an essential matter. According to Hamric, Spross, and Hanson, (2009) a nurse should learn to keep secrets, suffer and struggle. This is all to the goodwill of the patient.
You have also added that ethical conflicts in the healthcare sector can arise from professional interactions, research, gender, pain, or even life issues. This is evident as the nurse’s advance in their careers. A solution to this problem you have added would be a nurse attaining a DNP. This equips them with skills to handle medical dilemma.
However, you have said that they are also in a dilemma with pain management and end life crisis. You have given an example of a dialysis patient with a stroke and how the hospital went about it. The inclusion of the various professionals to explain to the family on steps to take, elaborate on ethics in the hospital. Also in the diabetic patient, it is well stated.
Since nursing is caring, ethics are essential. In every decision making process, ethics should be interlinked. This provides guidance on the right and wrong.
Zaccagnini, M. & White, K. . (2011). .the doctor of nursing practice essentials: A new model for advanced practice nursing. . Sudsbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, LLC.
Hamric B., Spross, A., & Hanson, M. (2009). Advanced practice nursing: an integrative approach (4th ed.).