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 first 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 first statement, which emphasizes respect for people. AORN J 75 (April 2002) 818‐824.
Schroeter, Kathryn, "Ethics in Perioperative Practice—Principles and Applications" (2020). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 694.
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Accepted version. AORN Journal : The Official Voice of Perioperative Nursing, Vol. 75, No. 4 (April 2002): 818-824. DOI. © 2002 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. Used with permission.
Kathryn Schroeter was affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin at the time of publication.