Professional Ethics

Running head: My Professional Ethics

                                                                My Professional Ethics Point of View

Sue Hoppler RN

Grand Canyon University


    As a nurse I have taken the oath of “I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.” (Florence Nightingale, As a Christian I believe in the basic principles of honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, compassion and care. I try to make these the principles of my life and therefore the principles of my nursing.
    My passion is in my belief system that truth is the driving force. It is what guides me and motivates me to make decisions.   It helps me decide what I feel is right and wrong, am I going to follow this policy to the letter? It also helps me decide what to do in certain situations. My passion is also the desire to truly make a difference. I am passionate about taking care of other human beings and making a difference in my patients’ lives, I also strive to make a difference in my facility, There is no greater drive then the one God has given us to bring healing and comfort to our family, patients and staff.
    Motivation is what moves us in our actions. The definition of motivation is to give reason, incentive, enthusiasm or interest that causes a specific action or behavior. Motivation is present in every aspect of life. We are motivated in the simple things...