Essay on Codes of Ethics in Nursing

3695 Words Jun 22nd, 2012 15 Pages
CODE OF ETHICS IN NURSING * The fundamental responsibility of the nurse is fourfold: to promote health, to prevent illness, to restore health and to alleviate suffering. * The need for nursing is universal. Inherent in nursing is respect for life, dignity and the rights of man. It is unrestricted by consideration of nationality, race, creed, color, age sex, politics, or social status. * Nurses render health services to the individual, the family and the community and coordinate their services with those of related groups.
The following Code for Nurses, adopted by the Council of National Representatives of the International Council of Nurses was also adopted by the Board of Nursing and became an integral part of the amended
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any person or employer of nurses who violate the minimum base pay of nurses and the incentives and benefits that should be accorded them as specified in Sections 32 and 34; or d. any person or the chief executive officer of a juridical entity violating any provision of this Act and its rules and regulations.

Legal Aspects in the Practice of Nursing * The law has always governed the practice of modern nursing. This what makes the every erroneous nursing action liable to the law, either answerable to the Civil Law or the Criminal Law or both. The key word to remember in the legal responsibility of nurses is ACCOUNTABILITY. The professional nurse is expected to render reasonably competent nursing care to avoid getting entangled with the long arm of the law. Anything short of such standard required that would cause harm or injury to the patient makes the nurse responsible or liable to the law by way of negligence or even malpractice suit. The safe way to avoid such potential legal problems is amplified in the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 (RA9173) – that is, for nurses to utilize the nursing process in the performance of their function and observe the provision of RA 9173 which governs the practice of nursing in the Philippines.

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