Ethical Issues In Nursing: Protection, Privacy, Safety And Standards
This program focuses on the third provision in the nursing code of ethics pertaining to protection. Through scenarios and expert interviews, it addresses the importance of patient privacy and confidentiality, while highlighting the key mandate of HIPAA. The program explores the various ways the nurses can successfully advocate for their patients, including those who might participate in research. It also covers the importance of standards and review mechanisms and the role of an ethics committee. The challenging issue of identifying and acting on questionable and impaired practice is also covered.