Ethics Guide
2017
Learn how to overcome ethical dilemmas in nursing
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Helm an ethics team
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RNs can successfully lead interprofessional ethics committees with the right tools.
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Address your moral distress
Liaisons help nurses feel supported in voicing and discussing ethical concerns.
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When the end of life is near
Nurses must see to patients’ both physical and psychological needs during this difficult time.
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Call out unsafe practices
Speaking out if a colleague is not operating by ethical standards can be intimidating, but is necessary.
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8 key assumptions
Nurse leaders draft a blueprint for a healthcare culture that is more supportive of nursing ethics.
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Who's your go-to person?
RNs share whom they turn to for support when faced with an ethical dilemma at work.
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How to make ethical decisions
What a patient wants should be of paramount importance when a decision needs to be made.
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Make every day count
A nurse helps a dying patient spend as much time as possible with his young daughter.
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Know the code
Being familiar with the Code of Ethics can help nurses prepare for tough ethical dilemmas that are bound to happen.
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Choose your words wisely
A patient tapes his medical employees making inappropriate comments about him while he is sedated.
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Live by the code
Base your practice on strong moral principles.
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LGBTQ CE series debuts
Learn about the health needs of the LGBTQ community with a new series of courses.
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6 key ethical principles
Discover how fidelity, beneficence, autonomy and other principles come into play in ethics.
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Are you an ethics champion?
Operate within three core responsibilities to make a critical difference in patients’ lives.
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CE catalog
From bioethics to palliative care, several education modules provide important ethics lessons for nurses.
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Detect human trafficking
The first steps in patient care for potential victims is identification and assessment.
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Keep it confidential
Nurses who work in the community are obligated to follow confidentiality and privacy policies.
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Protect whistleblowers
The ANA Code of Ethics says nurses have a responsibility to assist whistleblowers.
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A beautiful death
Nurse learns valuable lessons about end-of-life care and experiencing a beautiful death.
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