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Acknowledgements
7

Purpose of the Code
8

Foundation of the Code
9

Using the Code in Nursing Practice
10

Ethical Types of Experiences and Situations
12

Part I. Nursing Values and Ethical Responsibilities
14

A. Providing Safe, Compassionate, Competent and Ethical Care
14

B. Promoting Health and Well-Being
16

C. Promoting and Respecting Informed Decision-Making
17

D. Honouring Dignity
18

E. Maintaining Privacy and Confi dentiality
20

F. Promoting Justice
21

G. Being Accountable
22

Part II. Ethical Endeavours Related to Broad Societal Issues
24

Glossary
26

Appendix A. Ethical Models
34

An Ethical Model for Refl ection: Questions to Consider
34

Other Models and Guides for Ethical Refl ection and Decision-Making: Resources and Applications
37

Appendix B. Applying the Code in Selected Circumstances
39

Responding Ethically to Incompetent, Non-Compassionate, Unsafe or Unethical Care
39

Ethical Considerations in Addressing Expectations That Are in Conflict with One’s Conscience
41

Ethical Considerations for Nurses in a Natural or Human-Made Disaster, Communicable Disease Outbreak or Pandemic
44

Ethical Considerations in Relationships with Nursing Students
47

Acting Ethically in Situations That Involve Job Action
49

References
50