Code of ethics

  1. Hey all
    This is for registered nurses/RNA...I am researching a paper for my Introductory Nursing class...If anyone has any feedback that would be greatly appreciated! The questions I am asking are: How well does the nursing code of ethics guide you in your line of work?? Do you use it on a regular basis?? Do you agree with what the code says?

    Thanks for your time...:spin:
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  3. by   TrudyRN
    We absolutely must abide by the highest possible standards. We are dealing with peoples' lives.
  4. by   leslymill
    It guides most SBON to one degree or another.
  5. by   snowfreeze
    Two words: Patient Advocate, that covers every aspect of ethics in my book.
  6. by   CaLLaCoDe
    Actually I was just discussing the difference from being an assistant manager of a shoe store to being the nurse to someone at work. In retail you can throw your hands down and run out the door during the work day--I did this twice and had no regrets. However, if you attempt to do this as a nurse, you are subjecting your patient's to possible untoward events from your misguided action. Nurses call it patient abandonment; I call it the ground zero to a red coated code of ethics.
  7. by   leslie :-D
    dang, i remember learning this in my 1st semester of nsg school.
    ethics-oriented nurse, duty-oriented nurse...(i know there's 1 more but i'm blank)

    i'm always guided by my ethics in nsg, as well as my personal life.
    it's the only code that serves my pts first and foremost...
    which happens to also, be my duty.