the code of ethics
project was initiated by the ana board of directors and the congress on nursing practice in 1995. the code of ethics project task force
, appointed in 1996, was charged with establishing a comprehensive process of review, analysis and revision of the code for nurses (1985)
, providing initial substantive critique and suggested modifications, creating open review process, and developing final recommendations.
in june of 2001, the ana house of delegates voted to accept the nine major provisions of a revised code of ethics.
in july, 2001, the congress of nursing practice and economics voted to accept the new language of the interpretive statements resulting in a fully approved revised code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements
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code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements (view only)
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ana position statement:
ethics and human rights position statements:
the nonnegotiable nature of the ana code for nurses with interpretive statements
the american nurses association's (ana) code for nurses with interpretive statements (code for nurses)
explicates the goals, values and ethical precepts that direct the profession of nursing. the ana believes the code for nurses
is nonnegotiable and that each nurse has an obligation to uphold and adhere to the code of ethics.
health care ethics is concerned with the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of health care professionals, institutions of care, and clients. upon entering the profession of nursing, nurses accept the responsibilities and trust that have accrued to nursing over the years and also the obligation to adhere to the professions's code for ethics. the code for nurses,
published by the american nurses association, is the standard by which ethical conduct is guided and evaluated by the profession. it provides a framework within which nurses can make ethical decisions and discharge their professional responsibilities to the public, to other members of the health team, and to the profession.
the code for nurses
is not open to negotiation in employment settings, nor is it permissible for individuals, groups of nurses, or interested parties to adapt or change the language of this code. the code for nurses
encompassess all nursing activities and may supersede specific policies of institutions, of employers, or of practices. therefore, the content of the code for nurses with interpretive statements
position statement: the nonnegotiable nature of the ana code for nurses with interpretive statements - 12/09/94
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