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2017 Highlights

This edition of the

Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses

contains new

and updated content that reflects the contemporary practice needs

of registered nurses and nurses licensed in extended roles, such as

nurse practitioners. Examples include:

• New content addressing medical assistance in dying

• Updated terminology and definitions such as:

– advance care planning

– equity

– primary health care

– job action

– medical assistance in dying

– workplace bullying

• Updated ethics models including Oberle and Raffin Bouchal

• New content on advocating for quality work environments

that support the delivery of safe, compassionate,

competent and ethical care

• Updated references

Code of Ethics

for Registered Nurses