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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 11

Nursing as an Ethical Profession

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Definition of profession
  2. Criteria of a profession
  3. Qualities of a good nurse
  4. Criteria for an ethical professional nurse
  5. Extended and expanded roles of a nurse
  6. Professional nurse–patient relationship
  7. Loyalty in nursing
  8. Professional ethical conduct of a nurse
  9. Empowerment in nursing
11.1 INTRODUCTION

Nursing is called a profession and the nurse who is involved in nursing care is called a professional because nursing requires specialized knowledge, skill and preparation. It is an occupation that requires advanced knowledge and skills. It grows out of society’s needs for special services and is a disciplined service that involves delivery of health care to the society and is service ...

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