Ana Code of Ethics Summary
There are nine provisions included in the ANA code of ethics. The provisions can be broken into three categories. The first category is the nurse’s ethical responsibilities to her patient which is provisions one through three. Second is the nurse’s obligation to herself, provisions four through six. The third ethical requirement for nurses is related to their relationship to the nursing profession, community, nation, and world overall. This focus is summarized in provisions seven through nine [ (American Nurses Association, 2013) ].
The first three provisions relate to the nurse’s responsibility to treat everyone with dignity and respect regardless of that individual’s background, ethnicity, or the …show more content…
Nurses have the ethical duty to care for patients through a variety of facets as described by the ANA code of ethics. Treating others with dignity and respect, showing compassion, and developing personal integrity are also mandates for Christians. There are many parallels between the nurse’s code of ethics and God’s expectations of how mankind should treat each other. Nurses have frequent interactions with those in need, often on multiple levels such as physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Following ethical