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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 19

Ethical and Legal Issues in Community Health Nursing

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Ethical and legal rights of the people in the community
  2. Legal and ethical issues in community health nursing
  3. Responsibilities of a community health nurse in nursing ethics
19.1 INTRODUCTION

Community refers to a group of people living in the same geographical area and community health nursing deals with the people in a community, which can be urban or rural, where a registered nurse provides complete health care through the community health centres (CHCs). There are many legal and ethical issues that challenge the competency of the community health nurse. Therefore, nurses need complete knowledge about all these issues in order to safeguard the community ...

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