ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses examples help

  1. We are asked to come up with practical examples of each of the 9 provisions of the nursing code of ethics. i appreciate any help i'd get and another thing, i'd appreciate too if comments are kept civil and respectful, this thing doesn't come easy to to me. thanks.

    Provision 1. The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems

    Provision 2. The nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community.

    Provision 3. The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient.

    Provision 4. The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimum patient care.

    Provision 5.The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue personal professional growth.

    Provision 6. The nurse participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving health care environments and conditions of employment conducive to the provision of quality health care and consistent with the values of the profession through individual and collective action.

    Provision 7. The nurse participates in the advancement of the profession through contributions to practice, education, administration, and knowledge development.

    Provision 8. The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national, and international efforts to meet health needs.

    Provision 9. The profession of nursing, as represented by associations and their members, is responsible for articulating nursing values, for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice, and for shaping social policy.
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  3. by   nurseprnRN
    let's see some of your ideas before we do your homework for you. you sound literate and thoughtful. they're all in pretty good english. what do you think they mean?

    if this is a stretch for you, that's good-- it wouldn't be called education if you knew it before you started.:d