Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

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Book, 60 pages, 2015

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Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

This is ANA's guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession.

Table of Contents:
Code of Ethics for Nurses

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
Advancing the profession by developing, maintaining, and implementing professional standards in clinical, administrative, and educational practice
Advancing the profession through knowledge development, dissemination, and applications 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
Intra-professional integrity
Social Reform


ISBN #: 9781558105997

Author: American Nurses Association