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Values clarification
This lecture will discuss the Importance
of being aware of
personal values
 How these values influence the
way we relate to self and others
within personal and professional
arenas or ties
Think of 3 ideals or beliefs that you prize in your personal life.
Try to trace each beliefs or ideal back to the earliest time in your
life when you were aware of its importance or presence.
When & how did you learn to view each belief or ideal as
How have they changed or evolved over time?
Where do you find your support for them?
How prevalent do you think these beliefs or ideals are among
other people?
What do you think of people who hold different beliefs or
Think of a time in your life when one of these beliefs or ideals
has been challenged. how did you feel? How did you react?
Values clarification and
Principled behavior flows from
personal values that guide
and inform our responses,
behaviors, and decisions in all
areas of our life
 Ethical
 1-self
decision making requires
awareness (including knowing
what we value or consider
 2-knowledge of ethical theories and
 …a
ward that comes from the Greek for
worth (branch of philosophy that …
study nature and types of values) .
 in art known as aesthetic,
 human relations and conduct known
as ethics
 and relation to beliefs regarding
relations with divine known as religion
 Values…….
Ideals, beliefs,
customs, modes of conduct
qualities, or goals that highly
preferred by individuals, groups,
or society
 Not
all values are moral values
 People have value about work, family,
religion, politics money and relationships
 Values are often taken as granted
 Usually we do not think about their own
 They accept them and act on them
Values are……..
 1-
learn by conscious and unconscious
ways, become part of person’s
 Include a pattern of subjective,
strongly motivational preference or
disposition toward a person, object, or
idea that is likely to be mobilized by
individual in hierarchical order
2- value Influence choices whether or not we
are conscious that values are guiding the choices.
when we are faced with choices, our preferences
and their hierarchy became evident.
E.g: if your appearance and comfort are valued
in how we you dress, the hierarchy became
evident when choose to wear the formal
restrictive dress for professional interview rather
than relaxed dress.
 3-
Provide direction and meaning to
life and a frame of references for
integrating, explanting and evaluating
new experience ,thought &
 4-
May expressed overtly or indirectly
with verbal and non verbal behavior
 Moral
thoughts:- individual
cognitive evaluation of right and
wrong , good or bad
Acquiring values
 Personal
values develop over time
reveal out personal ethical behavior
 Moral values preference or
disposition reflective of right or
wrong, should or should not, in
human behavior
Factors help to shape our values
(culture, family, environmental, religion
education, philosophical orientation and
other experiences of living )
-we begin to learn and incorporate values
into our beings at an early age and continue
the process through our lives
Values acquired by both
Conscious ways such as instructions
of parents and teacher, religious
educator, social leaders
 Unconscious ways such as
socialization, role modeling
Values Cont………..
Many values adopted formally and written in
code of ethics, law, religious doctrine,
organizational philosophy
Some values stay with human all life, others
change with development and experience.
The most important step in values formation is one's
freedom to choose those values that are most
important and ignore those that have little meaning.
Self awareness
 Know
your own values ( selfknowledge) and willingness to express
that values to others honestly and
appropriately ( lead to develop ethical
Self knowledge:
 Ongoing
process require
commitment to know truth about
our selves (even the truth can be
painful at sometimes)
The truth always affected by our
perception of things, and changed
over the time.
Most situations are not black or white ,all sides
are present in each situation.
e.g., a aperture of a camera, what we see in any
situation depending upon how close or far we are
standing and angle from which we are looking,
 from this perspective, there can be many views of
situation depend on how many people are picturing
Value clarification
 Process
of becoming more
conscious of and naming what we
value or consider worthy.
 Value clarification lead to different
value clarification lead to closer fit between
our words and actions that enhance
personal integrity( integrity refers to
adherence to moral norms that is sustained
over time)
 Assessment of personal value is needed (
self awareness is highly needed here)
Since values include dimensions of knowing and
feeling, the process of becoming more clear
about what we hold dear (value) need to address
both cognitive and the affection domains
Because when we analyzing our behavior,
became more touch with our feeling , we learn
to see which choices are rational, and which are
Enhancing self awareness
Being conscious of our thoughts, feeling, physical &
emotional responses, & insights in various situations
can promote appreciation of our values.
Besides, by identifying & analyzing personal values, we
become more self- aware.
We can enhance insight by developing the ability to
step back and see what is going on in any situation,
being aware of yourself and our reactions in the
present moment.
Self awareness can be by Tuning in to
our breathing (noting rate, rhythm,
depth, and other characteristics without
any effort to change it)
its away of becoming conscious of an act
that usually occurs quite unconsciously
 Pay
attention to how we are
feeling physically and
emotionally in any given
situation without judging them
see a beautiful sunset) feeling
of peace) relaxation
Group discussion, reading,
feedback, writing, art assist us in
expanding self awareness
Taking the other side of a debate,
interviewing people with
different opinion
Walking in another’s shoes and
defending their position
Asking for feedback on your
Asking general questions ,if I knew I
would die in six week what would I
be doing today or “if I had to leave
my house and could only take 3
things with me what would they be?
Journaling (diary of experiences and
personal reactions)- Figure 4-1 P 88
offers guidelines to utilize this
 Values
in professional
institution should be realized to
facilitate value clarification &
ethical decision making
Important to nurse:
 1-Provide
basis for understanding how
and why we react in decision making
 2- knows similarities and differences in
values when interacting with other,
promote effective communication
 3-more effective in facilitating process
with others
Values conflict
 When
personal values are at odds
with those of pt , colleagues or
institution, internal or interpersonal
conflict may result
 Dealing
in an effective way with values
conflict requires conscious awareness
of our own values, as well as awareness
of perceived values of the others
 This can subsequently affect pt care, eg
drug dependence, abortion, addiction,
cost of care, informed consent
Impact of institutional values
 Overt
values:- values of individual ,
institution , organized health care that
are explicitly communicated through
philosophy and policy development
 Covert
values:- values may also be
implicit in expectation that are not in
writing , identified through
When seeking employment , nurse should
identify congruencies or in congruencies
between personal value and those of
 Accepting employment implies committing
to the value system of organization
Impact of institutional values…cont
Values influence job selection
(e.g. desperate for a job; clinic
perform abortion).
It is important to identify what
is valued by the employer;
three primary ways to approach patient
Focus on meeting patient needs
(intrinsic care)
Focus on doing all the tasks (extrinsic
Focus on following the rules
(systemic care)
Moral distress
If there is a conflict between our
values regarding patient care and
the value of the institution,
physician, patient family we may
experience moral distress.
 Moral
distress: is the reaction to a
situation in which there are moral
problems that seem to have clear
solutions, yet we are unable to follow
our moral beliefs because of external
restraints. This distress is evidenced in
anger, frustration, and poor
performance in the work setting.
How to make organizational values more
explicit (Gingerich & Ondeck, 1993)
Determining what is valued by staff,
board members, management, and
physicians regarding the elements of
the organization’s philosophy and
identifying specific expectations for
each group. Exercises focused on
self-awareness, clinical priorities, and
opinions about value-laden issues.
Clarifying values with patients (1)
Values of nurses and patients
influence patient care situations.
It is important to know what patient
expect or value.
Patient and provider perceptions of
care can be quite different.
Great discrepancies in these perceptions
may lead to patient dissatisfaction.
Patient may become labeled as
uncooperative, self-destructive,
noncompliant, ignorant, or unwilling to
take responsibility for her/his own
Clarifying values with patients (2)
Consequences: patient attitudes and
decisions regarding following
recommendations for care and
treatment, affect recovery, potential
Attentive to cultural and religious value
is important.
Knowing our personal values is
important; to avoid imposing our values
on patients.
Clarifying values with patientsNursing actions (1)
The nurse should help patients identify
their own values; HOW?
Assisting patient to clearly articulate
their values; because the lack of clarity
about values may result in
inconsistency, confusion,
misunderstanding, inadequate decision
Assist the patient ability to make
informed choices.
Clarifying values with patientsNursing actions (2)
Assisting client to clarify values
Understand the personal and social
consequences of acting on current values
Achieve greater consistency among
values, attitudes, and behaviors
Plan health-related experiences that may
result in self-initiated changes in value
Instrument and process to
facilitate exploring values (1)
1- Ranking of 10 health values from
most important to least important:
 Comfortable life*
 An existing life*
 A sense of accomplishment*
 Freedom*
 Happiness
 Health
 Inner
 Pleasure
 Self-respect
 Social recognition
* High value on health
Instrument and process to facilitate
exploring values (2)
2- To identify from a list of ten healthrelated behaviors, what they do and why
they do it. Behaviours include activities
such as
 Exercising a minimum of three times per
 Talking to a close friend or relative about
Value development
Value development refers as moral development
It is trans-cultural and environmental production
Values learned within the context of a particular
Understanding the ethical principles vary
according to culture (Autonomy, Justice)
Piaget’s stages of cognitive
Sensory motor stage (Birth-24 months)
Preoperational stage (2—7 years)
Concrete operational (7—11years)
Formal operational (11—15 years)
 According
to Piaget the cognitive abilities progress
start from reflexes , motor activities, to use of
symbolic language to logic thought (concrete, and
then abstract)
Kohlberg’s theory of moral
development (ethic of justice)
There are three levels of moral dev.
 Pre conventional level (ego centric) fear of
punishment is the motivator
 Conventional level
(guilt is more motivator
than fear)
 post conventional (principle level)
Kohlberg’s theory of moral
Pre conventional : ignore the norms of society
when respond to moral problem
most in children and under nine, in some a
adolescent and adult criminal
 Stage 1-punishment and obedience\rules are obeyed
in order to avoid punishment
 Stage 2-individual instrumental purposes and
exchange, conformity to rules is viewed to be in our
own interest, provide reward. Fear of punishment is
a major motivator.
Conventional Level, characterized by making
moral decision that considered the expectations
of one’s family group or society
Most adolescents adults function at this stage
Stage 3-mutual interpersonal expectations
conformity (concern about reaction of others is basis
for decision and behavior)
 Stage 4-social system and conscience maintenance
Guilt is more motivation than fear of punishment
Kohlberg’s theory of moral
There is transitional phase between stage 4, 5
Emotion begin to be recognized as component of
moral reasoning
This transition includes an awareness of personal
subjectivity in moral decision
Kohlberg’s theory of moral
Post conventional: more independent modes of
the thinking, is able to define his or her own
moral values creates own morality (adult
achieves this level
Stage 5 prior rights and social contract or utility
(social roles is recognized moral decision derive
from principles that support individual rights and
transcend particular role such as justice
Kohlberg’s theory of moral
Stage 6 universal ethics principle: person makes
judgment based on impartial universal moral
Gilligan’s psychosocial dev. Of
women (ethic of caring)
Consider ethics of caring (is grounded in relationship
with and responsibility for one another)
Consider women differ than men
Women construction of moral problems as problem of
caring & responsibilities not rights and rules
Phases of Gilligan’s theory
Survival …. Choose best for self and dependant of
Focus on sense of goodness …need for others & aware
about relationship with others
Imperative of care……. Responsible for self & others
Fowler’s stages of faith development
Intuitive projective…(faith is image & fantasy filled shaped by
story for children)
Mythic literal faith (beliefs, rules, attitudes,….symbolize
belonging to community or family)
Synthetic conventional (beyond the family beliefs derived from
interpersonal relationship and experiences
Individuative reflection of faith (person responsible for his own
beliefs and values
Conjunctive faith ( recognize values, beliefs that developed
within the context of the culture, social, and tradition.
Universalizing faith Love and justice become prime