Values, Ethics And Morals Essay

863 Words Jul 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Values, ethics and morals are learned traits that are used in people’s everyday life. Values, ethics and morals help in determining what someone deems to be right or wrong and, once learned, are large deciding factors in how people judge and criticize not only each other but also other people’s actions. (Warne, 2008) Professionals not only have personal values, ethics and morals but also professional ones. The following essay will discuss the writer’s professional and personal values. There are times when a person’s professional and personal values, ethics and morals will overlap and/or compete.
Personal, cultural and spiritual values are learned in the beginning stages of life from people who take part in a child’s upbringing. Personal, cultural and spiritual values are “very resistant to change and develop [from] direct experience” (Warne, 2008). That being said, the personal values of this writer include being respectful of other people’s beliefs and traditions and not being judgmental when those beliefs vary from her own. Traditional values, such as always telling the truth, not stealing and treating others how you would like to be treated, are also important values to this writer. Personal, cultural and spiritual values have some influence in the writers nursing practice due to the writer believing in respecting everyone’s culture and traditions when possible.
A value as defined by Warne is “belief, principle, standard, quality or philosophy that is meaningful” (2008).…

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