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There are potential risks that manifest in all areas of nursing care and therefore nurses have a legal and ethical duty surrounding and encompassing all that they do. The Code of Ethics in nursing is the foundation of ethical decision-making and is aimed at informing nurse practitioners and the public of the ethical and moral principles applicable to nurse practitioners in the performance of their duties. Despite this, every year nurses are involved in cases that invariably include a failure of duty of care at some.
There are potential risks that manifest in all areas of nursing care and therefore nurses have a legal and ethical duty surrounding and encompassing all that they do. The nursing profession’s aim is to protect patient’ health and wellbeing. But doing so doesn’t happen by accident, and it requires thorough understanding of how important ethical guidelines are to our everyday practice. On a regular base nurses face ethical challenges and are confronted with situations where there are competing values and interests. This course addresses the daily ethical challenges that nurses are exposed to and how the law protects patients
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