Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
AORN Journal : The Official Voice of Perioperative Nursing
Though often difficult, ethical decision making is necessary when caring for surgical patients. Perioperative nurses have to recognize ethical dilemmas and be prepared to take action based on the ethical code outlined in the American Nurses Association's (ANA's) Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. In this second of a nine‐part series that will help perioperative nurses relate the ANA code to their own area of practice, the author looks at the third provision statement, which addresses nurses' position as patient advocates. AORN J 75 (May 2002) 941–949.
Schroeter, Kathryn, "Ethics in Perioperative Practice—Patient Advocacy" (2002). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 693.
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