Ethical Issues In Nursing: Respect, Dignity, Autonomy And Relationships
This program focuses on the first provision in the nursing code of ethics pertaining to respect. Through scenarios and expert interviews, it explores practical ways that nurses can show respect for human dignity and the importance of relationships to patients. The program discusses a patient's right to self-determination, the important factors of diversity, and end of life issues. It clearly describes the nurse's role in supporting patient autonomy, informed consent, and the practice of extending respect beyond patients to one's colleagues as well.