Chapter 5: Nursing Ethics

Section 6. Additional Resources

ANA

LEGAL RESOURCES

STATE ORGANIZATIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Oaths, Codes and Professional Organizations:     prepared by Carlos Serrano(2002)

Nightingale Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly:

To pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully;

I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug;

I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling;

With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.

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American Nurses Association (ANA)

at http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi  find NYS Nurse Practice Act  Education Law Article 139 includes description of the scope of practice of Registered Professional Nurses and LPN's

http://nursingworld.org/ethics/code/protected_nwcoe813.htm  Code of Ethics for Nurses

http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/EthicsStandards.aspx    Nursing Ethics

http://www.op.nysed.gov/opsearches.htm#nme  license verification online for NY State

http://www.ana.org/   American Nurses Association

http://www.nsna.org/  National Student Nurses' Association

http://www.nysna.org/  NYS Nurse's Association

http://aamn.org  The American Assembly for Men in Nursing

http://www.aanp.org/  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

http://www.aanp.org/standard.htm  Standards of Practice of Nurse Practitioners

http://www.bna.co.uk/  British Nursing Association

http://www.anci.org.au/  Australian Nursing Council  Inc.

http://www.anci.org.au/codeofethics.htm   ANCI Code of Ethics

http://www.nursingethics.ca/articles.html  Canadian resource for Nursing Ethics

http://www.cna-nurses.ca/default.htm  Canadian Nurses Association

http://www.ncsbn.org National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc.

http://www.nursingsociety.org/  Nursing Honor Society - Sigma Theta Tau

http://www.nysconp.org/  NYS Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

http://aacn.nche.edu  American Association of Colleges of Nursing

http://www.amsn.inurse.com  The Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses

http://www.aaacn.inurse.com  American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

http://www.aahn.org/aahn.html  American Association for the History of Nursing

http://www.aann.org  American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

http://www.aana.com  American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

http://www.taana.org  American Association of Nurse Attorneys

http://www.aaohn.org  American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

http://www.aascin.org  American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses

http://www.acnm.org  American College of Nurse-Midwives

http://www.ahna.org  American Holistic Nurses' Association

http://www.apna.org  American Psychiatric Nurses Association

http://www.aspan.org  American Society for PeriAnesthesia Nurses

http://www.aorn.org  Association of Operating Room Nurses

http://www.rehabnurse.org  Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

http://www.ena.org  Emergency Nurses Association

http://www.ins1.org  Intravenous Nurses Society

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/nurse/  Nursing degrees and career

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/nurse/nurse-practitioner/

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Legal Resources:

 Courtrooms, Disability, Discrimination, Employment, Expert Witnesses, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Practice Acts, Pensions, Search Engines, Torts and Personal Injury, Unemployment, Workers Compensation, Workplace Safety:

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State Organizations

 Alabama State Nurses' Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/al/index.htm
See also: Alabama Nurses

Alaska Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/ak/index.htm
See also: Alaska Nurses

Arkansas Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/ar/index.htm
See also: Arkansas Nurses

California
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/ca/index.htm
See also: California Nurses

Colorado Nurses Association
http://www.sni.net/cna/

See also: Colorado Nurses

Colorado Nurse Practice Act:"The Nurse Practice Act provides the legal parameters for the practice of professional and practical nursing in the state. The law was initially established in 1905 "in order to safeguard the life, health property, and public welfare of the people of the state from the unauthorized, unqualified, and improper application of services by individuals in the practice of nursing.""
http://www.sni.net/cna/npa.htm

Connecticut Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/ct/index.htm
See also: Connecticut Nurses

Florida Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/fl/index.htm
See also: Florida Nurses

Illinois Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/il/index.htm
See also: Illinois Nurses

Kansas State Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/ks/index.htm
Kansas Nurse Practice Act:
http://www.ink.org/public/ksbn/npa.htm

Kentucky Nurses Association
http://www.kentucky-nurses.org
See also: Kentucky Nurses

Louisiana State Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/la/index.htm
See also: Louisiana Nurses

Maine State Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/me/index.htm

Massachusetts Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/ma/index.htm

Michigan Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/mi/index.htm
See also: Michigan Nurses

Minnesota Nurses Association
http://www.mnnurses.org
See also: Minnesota Nurses

Mississippi Nurses Association
http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Spa/8365/index.html
See also: Mississippi Nurses

Missouri Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/mo/index.htm
See also: Missouri Nurses

Nevada Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/nv/index.htm

New Jersey State Nurses Association
http://www.njsna.org/
See also: New Jersey Nurses

New Mexico Nurses Association
303 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
mailing address: PO Box 80300, Alb. NM 87198
Phone: (505)268-7744 FAX: (505) 268-7711
E-Mail: ronniest@iol.ie http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/nm/index.htm

New Mexico Board of Nursing
4206 Louisiana Ave NE S-A
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505-841-8340 Fax 505-841-8347
Debra Brady, PhD RN, Executive Director

See also: New Mexico Nurses

North Carolina Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/nc/index.htm
See also: North Carolina Nurses

Ohio Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/oh/index.htm
See also: Ohio Nurses

Oklahoma Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/ok/index.htm
See also: Oklahoma Nurses

Oregon Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/or/index.htm
See also: Oregon Nurses

Pennsylvania Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/pa/index.htm
See also: Pennsylvania Nurses

South Carolina Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/sc/index.htm
See also: South Carolina Nurses

Tennessee Nurses Association
http://www.tennurse.org
See also: Tennessee Nurses

Texas Nurses Association
http://www.texasnurses.org
See also: Texas Nurses

Utah Nurses

Virginia Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/snas/va/index.htm
See also: Virginia Nurses

Wisconsin Nurses Association:Online, they have the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act, Mentoring, Calendar of Events and more! http://www.execpc.com/~wna

See also: Wisconsin Nurses http://www.ncsbn.org/public/regulation/nurse_verification.htm  Includes links to license verification websites for every state.

http://www.ncsbn.org/public/regulation/regulation_index.htm  Nursing Regulation How each board of nursing's state practice act is regulated. 

 

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Annas, George, Glantz Leonard H. and Katz, Barbara F. The Rights of Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. New York: Avon Books, 1981.

Bandman, Elsie L. and Bandman, Bertram. Nursing Ethics in the Life Span. Norwalk, CT: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1985.

Bandman, Elsie L. Critical Thinking in Nursing. 2nd ed. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1994.

Benjamin, Martin and Curtis, Joy. Ethics in Nursing. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Bishop, Anne H., and Scudder, John R. Nursing Ethics: Therapeutic Caring Presence. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 1996. 140 p.

Brody, Jane Kreplick. Moral Responsibility and Professional Disobedience in Nursing: Reconciling Authority and Autonomy in the Moral Duty to Disobey. Ph.D. ---. dissertation. Adelphi University, April 1987.

Caroll, Mary Ann and Humphrey, Richard H. Moral Problems in Nursing: Case Studies. Wash., D.C.: University Press of America, 1979.

Curtin, Leah and Flaherty, M. Josephine. Nursing Ethics. Bowie, Md.: Robert J. Brady Co., 1982.

Davis, Anne J. and Aroskar, Mila A. Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice. 3rd ed. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1991.

Davis, Anne J.; Aroskar, Mila A.; Liaschenko, Joan; and Drought, Theresa S. Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice. Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1997. 275 p.

Dougherty, Charles J.; Edwards, Barba J.; and Haddad, Amy M. Ethical and Moral Dimensions of Care. Edited by Madeleine M. Leininger. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990.

Edwards, Steven D., ed. Philosophical Issues in Nursing. Basingstoke, Hampshire, England: Macmillan, 1998. 205 p.

Ethical Dilemmas in Perioperative Nursing. Denver, CO: Association of Operating Room Nurses, 1990.

Ethics at the Bedside: A Sourcebook for Critical Care Nurses. Edited by Marsha D.M. Fowler and June Levine-Ariff. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1987.

Ethics in Nursing: An Anthology. Compiled by Terry Pence and Janice Cantrall. New York: National League for Nursing, 1990.

Fenner, Kathleen M. Ethics and Law in Nursing. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1980.

Fromer, Margot Jean.Ethical Issues in Health Care. St. Louis, Mo.: C.V. Mosby Co., 198l.

Gaut, Delores A. and Leininger, Madeleine M., eds. Caring: The Compassionate Healer. New York: National League for Nursing Press, 1991.

Jameton, Andrew. Nursing Practice: The Ethical Issues. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1984.

Johnstone, Megan-Jane. Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective. 3d ed. Sydney, Australia; Philadelphia: Harcourt Saunders, 1999. 546 p.

Kenney, Janet W. Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Nursing Practice. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 1996. 392 p.

Kuhse, Helga. Caring: Nurses, Women, and Ethics. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1997. 296 p.

Muyskens, James L. Moral Problems in Nursing: A Philosophical Investigation. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1982.

Preston, Ronald Philip. The Dilemmas of Care: Social and Nursing Adaptions to the Deformed, the Disabled and the Aged. New York: Elsevier North Holland, 1979.

Professional Ethics in Nursing. Edited by Joyce E. Thompson and Henry O. Thompson. Malabar, FL: R.E. Krieger, 1990.

Quinn, Carroll A. and Smith, Michael D. The Professional Commitment: Issues and Ethics in Nursing. (Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1987).

Rumbold, Graham. Ethics in Nursing Practice. 3d ed. Edinburgh/New York: Bailliere Tindall, 1999. 275 p.

Silva, Mary C. Ethical Decision Making in Nursing Administration. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1990.

Spicker, Stuart F. and Gadow, Sally. Nursing: Images & Ideals. New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1980.

Tate, B.L. The Nurse's Dilemma. Geneva, Switzerland: International Council of Nurses, 1977.

Thompson, Joyce E. and Thompson, Henry O. Ethics in Nursing. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1992.

Veatch, Robert M. & Fry, Sara T. Case Studies in Nursing Ethics (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1987).

White, Gladys B., ed. Ethical Dilemmas in Contemporary Nursing Practice. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing, 1992.

Yeo, Michael. Concepts and Cases in Nursing Ethics (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1991).

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