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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 2

Ethics in Nursing Profession

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Definition and importance of ethics
  2. Nursing ethics and its involvement in various branches
  3. Code of ethics in nursing
  4. Ethical principles involved in nursing
  5. Statement of ethical responsibility
  6. Definition of professional etiquette and etiquette in nursing
2.1 INTRODUCTION

The word ethics is derived from the Greek word “ethos”, which means custom or guiding beliefs. Ethics determines the characteristics of a profession and is also called as a “code of conduct”. Nursing ethics provides the professional standards for nursing activities, which protect the nurses and the patients from legal and ethical issues. Ethics are the determined standard rules or principles that govern the right ...

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