Code of Ethics for Nurses

15th time’s a charm!

The December 2016 Gallop Poll announced that once again, nurses were rated the highest for honesty and ethics among professions…
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First and last line of defense

Nurses are crucial to ensuring the safety of patients and the public. NURSES want every interaction with every patient to be…
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From the Ethics Inbox: Identifying and advocating for human trafficking victims

I am an RN in a small community hospital. Last month, I admitted a young woman who had suffered a head injury resulting from an assault. The patient only spoke Spanish and her male companion insisted on interpreting for her. The young woman had no family present, and her companion offered to consent to her treatment, although he was not related.

From your ANA President

As registered nurses, we adhere to policies and procedures, rules and regulations, standards and processes. But what’s central to our…
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What to do when a colleague is impaired

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Medical-surgical staff nurse Subject: Substance use disorder Recently I discovered a colleague on my unit…

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