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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 8

Fidelity

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Definition and meaning of fidelity
  2. Characteristics of fidelity
  3. Stages of fidelity
  4. Principles of fidelity
  5. Role of nurse in implementation of fidelity
  6. Application and role of nurse in implementation of fidelity in nursing
8.1 INTRODUCTION

Nursing is a noble profession where loyalty plays a very important role. A nurse should be loyal and faithful to the profession, practice, and society. Faith basically means trust and faithfulness implies a trust. It is important for a nurse to gain the loyalty of the patients, co-workers and hospital administration. Fidelity or loyalty is an important ethical principle and is a vital component of the nursing profession. A nurse should be faithful, obedient, honest, ...

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