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Ethics Position Statement

Ethical Practice: The Code Of Ethics For Registered Nurses — 2008 [PDF, 210.4 KB]

The Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (CNA, 2008) serves as a foundation for nurses’ ethical practice. CNA believes that the following seven values, which are described in the code, are central to ethical nursing practice. In the code each of these values is accompanied by a number of responsibility statements, and together they outline the ethical practice that is expected of registered nurses. CNA believes that the quality of the work environment in which nurses practise is also fundamental to their ability to practise ethically.