Accountability of Nursing Professionals

Accountability of Nursing Professionals

Accountability is a mandatory professional ethic in health care. It is a legal obligation accompanied by moral responsibility while in health care practice. A nurse is required to take the mandate of responsibility while practicing professional duties. it is important that a nurse use the professional skills and knowledge to make decisions that could take into account the best interest of patients. The best work practice is based on high integrity, social justice and selfless interests. A nurse should make judgments based on social ethics, professional ethics, and the free of personal or influenced interests. (Colman, 2006)

Evidence based practice (EBP) requires commitment and innovation while trying to solve problems related to clinical practice. While trying to invent the best practice, the current best practice should be involved for the best interest of the patients. Adopting the new evidence based practice might not be easier for nurses since it is accompanied by several moral and legal barriers. Nurses are the key players in implementing the evidence based nursing practice. They ought to follow the implementation process that involves research and analysis of the research findings. (Colman, 2006)