Codes of Ethics in Nursing

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CODE OF ETHICS IN NURSING * The fundamental responsibility of the nurse is fourfold: to promote health, to prevent illness, to restore health and to alleviate suffering. * The need for nursing is universal. Inherent in nursing is respect for life, dignity and the rights of man. It is unrestricted by consideration of nationality, race, creed, color, age sex, politics, or social status. * Nurses render health services to the individual, the family and the community and coordinate their services with those of related groups.
The following Code for Nurses, adopted by the Council of National Representatives of the International Council of Nurses was also adopted by the Board of Nursing and became an integral part of the amended
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any person practicing nursing in the Philippines within the meaning of RA 9173 of 2002: 1. without certificate of registration/professional license and professional identification card or special temporary permit or without having been declared exempt from examination in accordance with the provision of this Act; or 2. who uses as his/her own certificates of registration/ professional license and professional identification card or special/temporary permit of another; or 3. who uses an invalid certificate of registration/professional license, a suspended or revoked certificate of registration/professional license, or an expired or cancelled special/temporary permit; or 4. who gives any false evidence to the Board in order to obtain a certificate of registration/professional license, a professional identification card or special permit; or 5. who falsely poses or advertises as a registered and licensed nurse or uses any other means that tend to convey the impression that he/she is registered and licensed nurse; or 6. who appends B.S.N./R.N. or any similar appendage to his/her name without having been conferred said degree or registration; or 7. who, as a registered and licensed nurse, abets or assists the illegal practice of a person who is not lawfully
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