Developing Impartiality

Anita Hapshie, Nursing Instructor

The ability to develop impartiality depends on one’s ability to be independent in diverse ways. A person may base their view on evidence derived from more than one source. They develop their own sense of thought without going with the group or other’s biases. They learn not to panic in any given situation. This includes considering the views from younger and older people.

Younger people may have a better understanding of a situation because they have the knowledge not biased by experience. Older people have the understanding based on both knowledge and experience. However, evidence changes the way things are done. We find improvements that make things better in certain situations. It is putting this all together to develop our own opinion and how we respond to the situation at hand that matter. We must keep up with evidence-based practice to provide the best care possible to all our patients.