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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 14

Nursing Standards

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Definition, meaning and terms used in standards
  2. Importance and sources of standards
  3. Characteristics and purpose of nursing standards
  4. Types and elements of nursing standards
  5. Steps in setting the standards of nursing care
  6. Uses of nursing standards
  7. Ethical principles of nursing standards
  8. Indian standards of nursing care
  9. ANA standards of nursing practice
  10. Incorporating nursing standards in nursing process
14.1 INTRODUCTION

The code of ethics that all professional nurses are supposed to follow governs their ethical behaviour, whereas the nursing standards are framed to guide the ethical behaviour in nursing practice in order to provide the highest quality of care. Nursing standards help a nurse ...

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