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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 12

Code of Ethics in Nursing

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Definition of code of ethics
  2. Purposes and functions of code of ethics
  3. Regulatory bodies of ethics
  4. Steps involved in application of code of ethics
  5. Role of nurses in application of code of ethics
12.1 INTRODUCTION

Nursing is a nurturing and noble profession, which has its own body of knowledge and a strong foundation with scientific background. The code of ethics in nursing is a shield of protection for nursing. Similar to the five fingers on a hand, all five of which are important, the code of ethics in nursing are built around five major headings, namely, codes for nurses and people, profession, practices, society, and co-workers. The code of ethics is inter-locked in nursing practice, ...

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