Legal and Ethical Issues Related to the Workplace
More than 100 years ago, state governments began enacting laws under the ambit of the public’s health and welfare which authorized government oversight designed to ensure the safe practice of nursing. By now, all states and territories have enacted a Nurse Practice Act (NPA). Additionally, state boards of nursing (BON) charged with the responsibility of administering the NPA have been legislatively authorized to develop and promulgate administrative rules, or regulations in some states, to interpret and clarify the NPA for regulated parties, namely nurses.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) provides important nursing practice guidance and guidelines. For example, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses is a definitive guide that demonstrates how to perform nursing responsibilities while providing quality care in a manner that meets ethical obligations. ANA Position Statements provide explanations, justification, or recommendations for a course of action pertaining to relevant and current topics in nursing practice. ANA Principles for Nursing Practice are promulgated principles aimed at providing practical information for practice, frompay to staffing, delegation to documentation, and even cutting-edge topics such as the social media. The ANA also publishes the Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice which provides a broad, non-clinical description of the art and science of nursing.
For this Assignment, locate your chosen work-related issue/problem (mandatory overtime in nursing). Based on mandatory overtime in nursing, write a 4 to 5 -page paper addressing the following:
• Your state’s(Texas) Board of Nursing (BON) approach to your work-related issue (mandatory overtime in nursing) in the BON’s Nurse Practice Act and the efficacy of the BON’s approach in the context of your workplace issue/problem (mandatory overtime in nursing);
•Two American Nurses Association (ANA) sources from the preceding ANA publications that address your work-related issue(mandatory overtime in nursing) and the efficacy of the ANA’s approach in the context of your work environment(medical surgical telemetry unit).
Support your analysis with the information presented in the readings from the professional nursing literature. Refer to the Rubric and Assignment Guidelines prior to submission.
directions how to write the paper
Write a four to five page paper addressing how mandatory overtime is addressed by texas state Board of Nursing (BON) and other professional nursing organizations. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria.
Include level-one APA headings in your paper using the section headings below.
Use a minimum of five references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. In addition, you may use one or two professional web sites if relevant to your topic.
Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. The heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This should be no more than two to three sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to. . . . The introductory paragraph then the paragraph titles are below
paragraph 1 Workplace Issue( mandatory overtime)
Describe Mandatory overtime. Provide a background to the issue and discuss why it is important to address.
paragraph 2 The BON and Workplace Issue(mandatory overtime)
Explain texas state’s Board of Nursing (BON) approach to mandatory overtime in the BON’s Nurse Practice Act and the efficacy of the BON’s approach in the context of mandatory overtime. For example, how does texas state BON’s approach to threats of patient abandonment apply to the issue of mandatory overtime?
paragraph 3 The American Nurses Association and Mandatory overtime
Describe two American Nurses Association (ANA) sources from the ANA publication that address Mandatory overtime and the efficacy of the ANA’s approach in the context of your work environment. Resources are provided in the Week 5 Resources areas of the course,
last paragraph Summary of the paper
End the paper with a one-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper.
Proofread the paper and correct any typos, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, or APA format errors before submitting your pape. Up to 30 points can be deducted from the grade for this assignment for these types of errors, or for not using at least the minimum number of required professional literature references.
Total points for assignment = 200 points.
When completed, save the assignment as APP5+last name+your first initial.doc. For example, Sally Ride’s Week 5 Application Assignment
List your five different references here. Be sure that they are current (five years or less) and
formatted per APA Style.
Huston, C. J. (2014). Professional issues in nursing: Challenges and opportunities (3rd ed). New
York: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Mason, D. J, Leavitt, J. K., & Chaffee, M. W. (2014). Policy and politics in nursing and health care (6th ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
•American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing’s social policy statement: The essence of the profession. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.
•American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing: Scope & standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.
•Drenkard, K. (2013). Credentialing as a commitment to excellence. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43 (3): 119-121. DOI: https://dx.doi.org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1097/NNA.0b013e318283db48
This article describes how research confirms that certification helps nurses perform better on the job. Studies demonstrate that certified nurses feel more confident in their clinical abilities, collaborate better with physicians, and report higher levels of empowerment than do their noncertified counterparts.
•American Nurses Association (n.d.) Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements.
Retrieved December 2, 2014 from https://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/EthicsStandards/CodeofEthicsforNurses.aspx
Boston College School of Nursing (n.d.).
Retrieved December 2, 2014 from https://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/son/ethics/swf/NursingEthics.swf
U.S. Department of Energy (2014).
•Human genome project information
Retrieved September 19, 2014 from https://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/home.shtml
•Professional Nursing Organizations
?American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (n.d.). The impact of education on nursing practice. Retrieved December 2, 2014 from https://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/impact-of-education
?American Nurses Association (2014). ANA’s constituent member associations. Retrieved August 22, 2014 from https://www.nursingworld.org/functionalmenucategories/aboutana/whoweare/cma.aspx
?American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (2014). About ANCC. Retrieved December 2, 2014 from https://www.nursecredentialing.org/FunctionalCategory/AboutANCC
?International Council of Nurses (ICN) (2014). About ICN. Retrieved August 22, 2014 from https://www.icn.ch/about-icn/about-icn/
?National League for Nursing (NLN) (2014). About the NLN. Retrieved August 22, 2014 from https://www.nln.org/aboutnln/index.htm