This code of ethics for registered nurses is a statement of the ethical committments of Canadian nurses to those they serve. It has been developed by nurses for nurses and sets forth the ethical standards by which nurses are to conduct their nursing practice.
This is a unique, innovative professional nursing ethics textbook designed specifically for all practicing nurses and to meet the educational needs of all nursing students, including RN to BSN and RN to MSN students. Written by experts in the field, it discusses ethical concepts relevant to the registered nurse who has practiced for several years but is learning higher level concepts and applications. This text addresses different areas of professional practice and is rich with case studies illustrating the need for ethical competence and decision making.
The Nurse's Healthcare Ethics Committee Handbook focuses on a nurse-led ethics consultative service.
Nurses are uniquely positioned to serve as leaders in healthcare ethics because they are intricately involved in all aspects of patient care, including care coordination, recommendations for plans of care, provision of life-sustaining interventions, and patient education
Nursing practice and the law -- Working in diverse clinical settings -- Patients' rights -- Understanding malpractice liability -- Lawsuits and the legal process -- Legal risks on the job -- Legal aspects of documentation -- Legal risks while off duty -- Nurses' rights as employees -- Ethical decision making -- Ethics in nursing practice