Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-01
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Pamphlet is a succinct statement of the ethical obligations and duties of individuals who enter the nursing profession, the profession's nonnegotiable ethical standard, and an expression of nursing's own understanding of its commitment to society. Provides a framework for nurses to use in ethical analysis and decision-making. Softcover.

Table of Contents

Code of Ethics for Nurses 4(1)
Preface 5(2)
Provision 1
Respect for human dignity
Relationships to patients
The nature of health problems
The right to self determination
Relationships with colleagues and others
Provision 2
Primacy of the patient's interests
Conflict of interest for nurses
Professional boundaries
Provision 3
Protection of participants in research
Standards and review mechanisms
Acting on questionable practice
Addressing impaired practice
Provision 4
Acceptance of accountability and responsibility
Accountability for nursing judgment and action
Responsibility for nursing judgment and action
Delegation of nursing activities
Provision 5
Moral self respect
Professional growth and maintenance of competence
Wholeness of character
Preservation of integrity
Provision 6
Influence of the environment on moral virtues and values
Influence of the environment on ethical obligations
Responsibility for the health care environment
Provision 7
Advancing the profession through active involvement in nursing and in health care policy
Advancing the profession by developing, maintaining, and implementing professional standards in clinical, administrative, and educational practice
Advancing the profession through knowledge development, dissemination, and application to practice
Provision 8
Health needs and concerns
Responsibilities to the public
Provision 9
Assertion of values
The profession carries out its collective responsibility through professional associations
Intraprofessional integrity
Social reform
Afterword 26(1)
Timeline The Evolution of Nursing's Code of Ethics 27

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