About this course:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Outline the history of the nursing code of ethics;
- Identify the four (4) principles of ethics in the nursing profession;
- Distinguish the nine (9) main provisions of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses;
- Lastly, the student should be able to understand how nurses use the ANA Code of Ethics.
What is the Code of Ethics for Nurses?
In the general sense, ethics are the moral principles that dictate how people will conduct themselves. Ethical values are essential for ALL healthcare professionals, especially nurses.
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