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The icn ethics 1

  1. 1. Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden Code of Ethics for Nursing Students and for Nurses SATHISH Rajamni Lecturer AMCON - CBE
  2. 2. Ethics of Nursing <ul><li>Ethics includes values, codes, and principles that govern decisions in nursing practice and relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing Ethics is the discipline of evaluating the merits, risks, and social concerns of activities in the field of nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical principles are necessary to guide to professional development </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  3. 3. Code of Ethics for Nursing Students Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct <ul><li>The code of Academic and Clinical conduct is based on an understanding that to practice nursing as a student is an agreement to uphold the trust with which society has placed in us </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  4. 4. A CODE FOR NURSING STUDENTS <ul><li>Advocate the rights of all clients </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain client confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Take appropriate action to ensure the safety of clients, self , and others </li></ul><ul><li>Provide care for the client in a timely, compassionate and professional manner </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  5. 5. A CODE FOR NURSING STUDENTS <ul><li>Communicate client care in a truthful </li></ul><ul><li>Promote excellence in nursing by encouraging lifelong learning and professional development </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  6. 6. A CODE FOR NURSING STUDENTS <ul><li>Treat others with respect and promote environment that respects human rights, values, an choice of cultural and spiritual beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate in every reasonable manner with the academic faculty and clinical staff to ensure the highest quality of client care </li></ul><ul><li>Use every opportunity to improve faculty and clinical staff understanding of the learning needs of nursing students </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  7. 7. A CODE FOR NURSING STUDENTS <ul><li>Encourage faculty, clinical staff, and peers to mentor nursing students </li></ul><ul><li>Refrain from performing any technique or procedure for which the student has not been adequately trained </li></ul><ul><li>Refrain from any deliberate action or omission of care in the academic or clinical setting that creates unnecessary risk of injury to client, self or others </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  8. 8. A CODE FOR NURSING STUDENTS <ul><li>Assist in ensuring that there is full disclosure and that consent is obtained from clients regarding any form of treatment or research </li></ul><ul><li>Abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages or any substances in the academic and clinical setting that impair judgment </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  9. 9. Principles of Health Care Ethics <ul><li>Beneficence : means doing or promoting good in such a manner as to safeguard and promote the interest and well being of patients and clients </li></ul><ul><li>Nonmaleficence means to avoid doing harm, to remove from harm, and to prevent harm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harm can be physical and so include pain, disability, discomfort and death but it can also be psychological and thus include mental stress </li></ul></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  10. 10. Principles of Health Care Ethics <ul><li>Autonomy and consent: Principles of self determination </li></ul><ul><li>The cardinal principles of autonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The right to full disclosure- the right to know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The right to privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The right to receive care and treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  11. 11. Principles of Health Care Ethics <ul><li>Justice: The principle of fairness is the basis for the obligation to treat all clients equally and fairly </li></ul><ul><li>Veracity : telling the truth. Clients prefer to receive accurate information about their conditions and prognosis even when the outlook is bleak </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  12. 12. Principles of Health Care Ethics <ul><li>Privacy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To ensure that the patient’s body is appropriate covered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To establish a culture of privacy to ensure that personal information of patients is kept as private as possible </li></ul></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  13. 13. <ul><li>Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To preserving the human dignity of patients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussing clients outside the clinical setting, telling friends or family about clients, or even discussing clients in the elevator with other workers violates client confidentiality and must be a voided </li></ul></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden Principles of Health Care Ethics
  14. 14. Principles of Health Care Ethics <ul><li>Responsibility: A nurse, who neglects to give a patient pain relief can be said to have caused that patient harm </li></ul><ul><li>Proving negligence (i.e. that the nurse is legally responsible) </li></ul><ul><li>It is not only human beings who can cause something to happen, since conditions (e.g. staff shortages, poor equipment, inadequate resources, and so forth) may also cause accidents or result in a patient being injured </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  15. 15. <ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is about justifying actions, explaining why something was (or was not) done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose of calling people to account for their actions is therefore to establish whether they had good enough reasons for acting in the way they did </li></ul></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden Principles of Health Care Ethics
  16. 16. <ul><li>FIDELITY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The professional´s faithfulness or loyalty to agreements & responsibilities accepted as part of the practice of the profession </li></ul></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden Principles of Health Care Ethics
  17. 17. <ul><li>The nurses are always responsible for their behaviours </li></ul><ul><li>Has to refuse to perform procedures for which they haven´t been prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Ignorance isn’t a legal defence. Neither will lack of sleep or overwork be accepted as a legal reason for carelessness about safety measures or mistakes </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden Be competent in your practice
  18. 18. The ICN- Code of Ethics for Nurses (2006) <ul><li>Nurses have four fundamental responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To prevent illness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To restore health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To alleviate suffering </li></ul></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  19. 19. The ICN Code of Ethics <ul><li>Nursing care is respectful of and unrestricted by considerations of age, color, creed, culture, disability or illness, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, politics, race or social status </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  20. 20. NURSES AND PEOPLE <ul><li>The nurse shares with society the responsibility for initiating and supporting action to meet the health and social needs of the public, in particular those of vulnerable populations </li></ul><ul><li>The nurse also shares responsibility to sustain and protect the natural environment from depletion, pollution, degradation and destruction </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  21. 21. NURSES AND THE PROFESSION <ul><li>The nurse is active in developing a core of research-based professional knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>The nurse, acting through the professional organization, participates in creating and maintaining safe, equitable social and economic working conditions in nursing </li></ul>Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden
  22. 22. Dr. Aidah Abu Elsoud Alkaissi Devision of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology University of Linköping- Sweden Thank You Thank You ICN

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