Ethics in the
Life Sciences
Chapter 3
Ethical Standard of Practice
1
Learning Objectives
• Analyze the 2001 American Nurses Association’s Code of
Ethics for Nurses.
• Identify moral values.
•...
Ethical Standards
Code of Ethics
• The development of a code of ethics for a
profession is a fundamental attribute that de...
Ethical Standards
Standards and Scope of Practice
• ANA has articulated standards and scope for
nursing practice.
• Standa...
Ethical Standards
Policy and Position Statements
• Standards of practice change to adapt to the
changing healthcare delive...
Ethical Standards
Codes of Ethics
• Constructed carefully with the understanding that
behavior not explicitly deemed uneth...
Ethical Standards
2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses –
Provision 1
The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices...
Ethical Standards
2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses –
Provision 2
The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient,
wheth...
Ethical Standards
2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses –
Provision 3
The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to
prote...
Ethical Standards
2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses –
Provision 4
The nurse is responsible and accountable for individual...
Ethical Standards
2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses –
Provision 5
The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others,
in...
Ethical Standards
2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses –
Provision 6
The nurse participates in establishing, maintaining,
an...
Ethical Standards
2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses –
Provision 7
The nurse participates in the advancement of the
profes...
Ethical Standards
2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses –
Provision 8
The nurse collaborates with other health professionals
...
Ethical Standards
2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses –
Provision 9
The profession of nursing, as represented by
associatio...
Summary
• Codes, policy, standards and position statements
are used by professions to communicate not only
minimal expecta...
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  1. 1. Ethics in the Life Sciences Chapter 3 Ethical Standard of Practice 1
  2. 2. Learning Objectives • Analyze the 2001 American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses. • Identify moral values. • Describe his or her code of ethics as a professional nurse. • Discriminate between non-maleficence and beneficence. • Define standards and scope of practice for registered nurses. • Discriminate among differences in standards for the general, specialty and advanced nursing practice. • Strategize on the challenges of abiding by the 2001 American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses. • Locate policy and position statements relevant to nursing issues. 2
  3. 3. Ethical Standards Code of Ethics • The development of a code of ethics for a profession is a fundamental attribute that defines a vocation as a profession- Barnett 2001 • A code of ethics Defines a professions ethical standards & Expectations • Official nursing code of ethics adopted by ANA “Code of Professional Nurses” 1950. 3
  4. 4. Ethical Standards Standards and Scope of Practice • ANA has articulated standards and scope for nursing practice. • Standards and scope have been revised and each state has a Nurse Practice Act that describes the scope of practice for nurses in that state. • Standards are authoritative statements by which the nursing profession describes the responsibilities for which its practitioners are accountable. 4
  5. 5. Ethical Standards Policy and Position Statements • Standards of practice change to adapt to the changing healthcare delivery system. • Policy or position statements are methods to reflect current thinking on various topics. • Policy often needs to be modified to accommodate the changes and developments that occur within the healthcare system. 5
  6. 6. Ethical Standards Codes of Ethics • Constructed carefully with the understanding that behavior not explicitly deemed unethical will, by default, be accepted as ethical. • Enforcement of code of ethics may not be legally binding but they can be used by state licensing boards to establish practice expectations and standards. • 2001 ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses represents the highest aspirations for the ethical practice of professional nurses in the United States. 6
  7. 7. Ethical Standards 2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses – 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. 7
  8. 8. Ethical Standards 2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses – Provision 2 The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual or family, group or community. 8
  9. 9. Ethical Standards 2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses – Provision 3 The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient. 9
  10. 10. Ethical Standards 2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses – 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. 10
  11. 11. Ethical Standards 2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses – 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 and professional growth. 11
  12. 12. Ethical Standards 2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses – 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. 12
  13. 13. Ethical Standards 2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses – Provision 7 The nurse participates in the advancement of the profession through contributions to practice, education, administration and knowledge development. 13
  14. 14. Ethical Standards 2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses – Provision 8 The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national, and international efforts to meet health needs. 14
  15. 15. Ethical Standards 2001 ANA code of Ethics for Nurses – Provision 9 The profession of nursing, as represented by associations and their members, is responsible for articulating nursing values, maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice and shaping social policy. 15
  16. 16. Summary • Codes, policy, standards and position statements are used by professions to communicate not only minimal expectations, but also the ideals the profession is aspiring to achieve. 16

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