Moral Integrity Analysis

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Moral integrity refers to the feeling of being good. Laab (2007) refers to moral integrity as to perceive oneself as both a professional who did good work and as a person of character who strives to live a moral life. Many nurse practitioners who experience distress in their work place, complained about not adhering to their personal values, often they are forced to do things that are against their beliefs in order to adhere on institutional rules and regulations (Laabs, 2007). The best virtue I have in life is my moral integrity; all of my life achievements are credited to what I believe in and value. My priority when making ethical decisions is to avoid compromising my integrity. My decision to become an NP falls in line with my personal values. There are going to be time that I will be facing with ethical dilemmas that will challenge my beliefs, my plan is to both preserve my integrity and also adhere to the rules and regulations that I agree to abide to in my practice using the ethical principles, concepts, and code of ethics for nurses. The transition from an RN to APRN is complex and can be overwhelming for new graduate. As I look forward to practice as a primary care provider, I also understand, will also take an added responsibility to what I had as an RN. The dilemmas do not get easier, with increase autonomy but rather become more…show more content…
When facing ethical decision in the advanced practice, Laab (2007) suggests to 1) encounter the conflict, it is better to be aware of a situation that you are in and confront it rather than ignoring it. 2) Drawing the line: let the patient, colleague, institution, or administrator know what you are willing and not willing to do in order to preserve your moral integrity (Laabs, 2007). 3) Finding a way without crossing the line, try to meet the demands by offering alternative actions and interventions (Laabs,

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