How Ana Codes Of Ethics Affect Nursing Practice

1084 Words Jul 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
Code of Ethics According to the American Nursing Association, “ Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (Association, Scope and Standards of Practice, 2010).
In the case scenario, a middle aged man is admitted to the hospital because of his bleeding ulcer. He is homeless and admits that he drinks alcohol daily and we don’t know if the hospital and nursing staff should provide a great deal of resources in order to care for him. The purpose of this paper is to show how ANA codes of Ethics affect nursing practice by combining effective and richer care. The Code of Ethics help in determining how a competent nurse can provide a good quality care based on ethical values.
The ANA is a professional organization that represents all the nation’s registered nurses. It helps the advancement of the nursing profession by issuing high standards of practice, and promoting the rights of nurses in the profession. The Code of Ethics is developed as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities, along with an appropriate quality in caring with the ethical obligations of the profession. Ethic has always been an essential part of nursing as nursing has a history of concern for the sick, injured. The Code of Ethics for Nurses serves these purposes: it serves…
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