Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 38-41
Importance of Nurses' Eye Witness in Health Care System of Pakistan
Rashida Bibi, Postgraduate Nursing College Hayatabad, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Dildar Muhammad, Postgraduate Nursing College Hayatabad, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Roheeda Amanullah, Postgraduate Nursing College Hayatabad, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Received: Aug. 8, 2019;       Accepted: May 19, 2020;       Published: Jun. 3, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.tecs.20200502.14      View  54      Downloads  15
Background: Eye witness is an act that helps to provide justice, beneficence, non-maleficence and autonomy to any victim thus prevents misconduct and crimes from the society. Crime is an act of planning, preparing, stealing, harming and destroying individuals, groups or societies rights. Crime is one of the social and ethical issue that is prohibited in every religion and society. Healthcare professionals are suffering from different kind of workplace violence, harassments and abuses by patient attendants. Moreover, taking medicines or equipments from wards, and errors during surgical procedure is again consider crime. Nurses usually deal with issues and situations that have elements of ethical and moral uncertainty. Unfortunately such kind of crimes are not reported and remain unnoticed. It is our responsibility to become eye witness and report all those act which can prevent deviation from the standard of care as well as insure safety of health care providers. Methodology: Data were collected through systematic data search technique. Publication from 2001 to 2018 regarding eye witness were included in this study for review. After in depth screening, 22 articles were finally selected for review. Quality analyses were done according to pre-identified criteria. Result: Findings from retrieved and analyzed articles revealed that individuals cognitive power, confident level and theoretical knowledge is essential to become eye witness of any crime and misdeed. It is also evident from literatures that the outcome of telling lie and become fake eye witness has contextual consequences and punishment is different from context to context and person to person. According to three articles in this review, providing accurate and truth information regarding any crime is our responsibility and every religion possess and direct to provide correct information and become eye witness to prevent such acts which harm others. Conclusion: Nursing profession is facing number of challenges thus bulling and leg pulling is one of the issue which we seen in nursing profession. To take any decision and sharing any misconduct and immoral act by any person or health care providers we must have enough knowledge, confident, cognitive integrity to identify our personal values, moral development and knowledge of ethical theories for decision making in nursing to be a eye witness or not.
Witness, Nursing Practice, Challenges, Deception, Culprit, Victim
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Rashida Bibi, Dildar Muhammad, Roheeda Amanullah, Importance of Nurses' Eye Witness in Health Care System of Pakistan, Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 38-41. doi: 10.11648/j.tecs.20200502.14
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