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Kindness, fairness, caring, trustworthiness, emotional stability, empathy, and compassion are components that make you human on a personal level and serve you well as a nurse. You exhibit strong communication skills. You communicate well with patients and colleagues — sometimes at their worst life moments.

Kindness, fairness, caring, trustworthiness, emotional stability, empathy, and compassion are components that make you human on a personal level and serve you well as a nurse. You exhibit strong communication skills. You communicate well with patients and colleagues — sometimes at their worst life moments.

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  1. 1. Dr.Anjalatchi Muthukumaran vice principal Era college of nursing CODE OF ETHICS FOR NURSES IN INDIA
  2. 2. Introduction • Ethics includes personal behaviors and issues of character e.g. kindness, tolerance and generosity. • Ethic is derived from the word ETHOS – ethos as defined by Bernard Harding compromises distinction attitudes, which characterize the cultural outlook of professional group.
  3. 3. Continued • Ethics are the distinction between right and wrong based on a body of knowledge, not just based on opinions. • Ethics in nursing is set of moral codes of professional behaviors towards holistic care. • The ethical code is a set of guidelines formulated by the members of profession with the help of specialists in the field of nursing leaders, advocate lawyers at times members from the society.
  4. 4. PURPOSES OF CODE OF ETHICS IN NURSING: • Standards for the behaviors of nurse and provide general guidelines for nursing action in ethical dilemmas. • The code helps to distinguish between right and wrong at a given time especially when alternatives appear just as satisfactory. • The code enables a correct decision and a uniform decision within the groups. • Helps to protect rights of individuals, families and community and also the right of the nurse.
  5. 5. USES OF CODE OF ETHICS • Acknowledge the rightful place of individual in health care delivery system. • Constitutes towards empowerment of individual to become responsible for their health and wellbeing. • Contributes to quality care. • Identifies obligations in practice, research and relationships. • Inform the individual, families, community and other professionals about expectation of nurse
  6. 6. ETHICAL PRINCIPLES • 1. Ethical principles of respect and autonomy : Respect for a person involves: - level of understand of another person or empathy and reducing exploitation. • Autonomy: - person‘s independence, self determining action allow the patient to make
  7. 7. Continued • 2. Principle of beneficence:- • Activity seeking benefits, promotion of good.
  8. 8. Continued • The duty to do balance between benefits and harms, Paternalism is an undesirable outcome of beneficence, in which the health care provider decides what is best for the client and attempt to encourage the clients to act against his or her own choices. • 3. Principle of justice and families:- Basic principle is that each person has equal right to the liberty available to everyone.
  9. 9. Continued • 4. Principle of veracity: - The obligation to tell the truth. • 5. Principle of fidelity: - The duty to do what one has promised.
  10. 10. ETHICAL DILEMMA • An ethical dilemma occurs when there is conflict between two or more ethical principles. • No correct decision exists. • The nurse must make a choice between two alternatives that are equally unsatisfactory. • Such dilemmas may occur a result of differences in cultural or religious beliefs. • Ethical reasoning is the process of thinking through what one ought to do in an orderly and systematic manner to provide justification for actions based
  11. 11. UNIQUENESS OF INDIVIDUAL IN PROVISION OF CARE. • NURSE:- • Provides care for individual without consideration of caste, creed, religion, culture, ethnicity, gender, socio- economic and political status, personal attributes, or any other grounds. • Individualize the care considering the beliefs, values and cultural sensitivity. • Appreciates the place of individualize in the family and community and facilities participation of significant others in the care.
  12. 12. • Develop and promotes trustful relationship with individuals. • Recognizes uniqueness to response of individuals to interventions and adapts accordingly.
  13. 13. • 2. THE NURSE RESPECTS THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS AS PARTNERS IN CARE AND HELP IN MAKING INFORMED CHOICES. NURSE:- • Appreciates individuals‘ right to make decisions about their care and therefore gives adequate and accurate information for enabling them to make informed choices. • Respects the decisions made by individuals regarding their care. • Protects the public from misinformation and misinterpretations. • Advocates special provisions to protect vulnerable individuals/groups.
  14. 14. • 3.THE NURSE RESPECTS INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHT TO PRIVACY MAINTAINS CONFIDENTIALITY AND SHARES INFORMATION JUDICIOUSLY. NURSE:- Respects the individuals‘ right to privacy of their personal information. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information except in life threatening situations an uses discretions in sharing information. • Takes informed consent and maintains anonymity when information is required for quality assurance/academic/legal reasons. • Limits the access computerized to authorize persons only.
  15. 15. • 4. NURSING MAINTAINS COMPETENCE IN ORDER TO RENDER QUALITY NURSING CARE: • Nursing care must be provided only by registered nurse. • Nurse strives to maintain quality nursing care and upholds the standard of care. • Nurse values containing education initiates and utilize all opportunities for self development. • Nurse values research adhering to ethical principles.
  16. 16. • 5. THE NURSE IS OBLIGED TO PRACTICE WITHIN FRAMEWORK OF ETHICAL PROFESSIONAL LEGAL BOUNDARIES: NURSE:- • Adheres to code of ethics a code of professional conduct for nurses in India developed by Indian nursing council. • Familiarizes with relevant laws and practices in accordance with the law of the state.
  17. 17. • 6. NURSE OBLIGED TO WORK HARMONIOUSLY WITH MEMBERS OF THE HEALTH TEAM: • Appreciates the team efforts in rendering care. • Cooperates, coordinates and collaborates with members of the health team to meet the needs of people.
  18. 18. • 7. NURSE COMBINES TO RECIPROCATE THE TRUST INVESTED IN NURSING PROFESSION BY SOCIETY: • NURSE:- • Demonstrate personal etiquettes in all dealings. • Demonstrate professional attributed in all dealings.
  19. 19. Questions & Answers • Invite questions from the audience
  20. 20. Resources Sr. Nancy text book of “fundamental of nursing”
  21. 21. Thank you so much for your listening

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