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Topic Guide - Nursing
Resources to help with research, study and learning about nursing theory.
The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses, most recently revised in 2012, is a guide for action based on social values and needs.The Code has served as the standard for nurses worldwide since it was first adopted in 1953.
The Code is regularly reviewed and revised in response to the realities of nursing and health care in a changing society. The Code makes it clear that inherent in nursing is respect for human rights, including the right to life, to dignity and to be treated with respect.
The ICN Code of Ethics guides nurses in everyday choices and it supports their refusal to participate in activities that conflict with caring and healing.
The International Centre for Nursing Ethics (ICNE) is a worldwide collaboration of researchers in nursing ethics focussing on issues of morality, professional ethics, philosophy of care, cultural and religious values, law and accountability.
The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity explores the nexus of biomedicine, biotechnology, and our common humanity. Within a Judeo-Christian Hippocratic framework, we anticipate, interpret, and engage the pressing bioethical issues of our day. As a center of rigorous research, theological and conceptual analysis, charitable critique, and thoughtful engagement, we bring clarity to the complex issues of our day.
he Hastings Center is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969. The Center's mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, medicine, and the environment as they affect individuals, communities, and societies.
In September 1990, the Center for Ethics and Human Rights was established with the following guiding objectives:
Promulgate in collaboration with ANA constituents, a body of knowledge, both theoretical and practical, designed to address issues in ethics and human rights at the state, national and international level; Develop and disseminate information about and advocate for public policy to assure that ethics and human rights are addressed in health care; and Assure that short and long-range objectives regarding ethics and human rights will be addressed within the Association, and expressed to appropriate bodies external to the Association. The Center continues to advance these originating goals and has become respected as an authority within the nursing community. The Center remains responsive to the changing realities within health care and the nursing profession and is committed to addressing professional, ethical and human rights challenges and ultimately to i
Since the 1970s, UNESCO's involvement in the field of bioethics has reflected the international dimensions of this debate. Founded on the belief that there can be no peace without the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind, UNESCO tries to involve all countries in this international and transcultural discussion.
The Nursing Ethics Network (NEN) provides links to many other web sites as a service to our website visitors. All of these web sites have an ethics focus. The Nursing Ethics Network (NEN) has no relationship with these sites and is not responsible for the content of the linked sites or those sites with which they link. The listing of these sites does not imply endorsement by the Nursing Ethics Network (NEN).
The Hastings Center is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969. The Center's mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, medicine, and the environment as they affect individuals, communities, and societies.
The National Center for Ethics in Health Care serves as VA's authoritative resource for addressing the complex ethical issues that arise in patient care, health care management, and research. We provide information, education, and consultation and oversee nationwide programs and quality improvement projects to help health care practitioners and administrators to understand and apply health care ethics standards. We also provide information to Veterans, patients, and their families to help them understand ethical issues that relate to their health care experience.
he NIH Department of Bioethics is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for bioethics scholarship and training. Since the Department’s establishment in 1996, its members have consistently produced high-impact conceptual and empirical research published in leading journals, and have served as leaders in this evolving field. We are committed to interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration, with a focus on bringing medical, legal, philosophical, and scientific disciplines to bear on contemporary questions in bioethics.
he Purpose of Nurses Christian Fellowship, as a ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, is to establish and advance in nursing, within education and practice, witnessing communities of nursing students and nurses who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world.
Keeping with the essential features of professional nursing outlined in the American Nurses Association Nursing’s Social Policy Statement, we believe that “attention to the range of human experiences and responses to health and illness within the physical and social environments” is at the center of all of modern nursing practice. Faith, religion, and spirituality are distinct components of what defines many human communities and allow individuals to make sense of their experiences, including health and illness. As such, we have collected a variety of resources that we hope will give you valuable insight into the unique needs, rituals, and customs of some of the major human religions and faiths in American society.
The FCN Council provides a forum within NCNA for nurses practicing in this specialty and those interested in learning about faith community nursing to meet, establish networks, discuss relevant issues, participate in programs to enhance knowledge related to this specialty, and promote quality professional practice.
The Vision of NCFI is Christian nurses around the world living out their faith in their professional lives.
The Mission of NCFI is to equip and encourage Christian nurses to integrate Biblical principles and Christ-centered values within clinical practice, leadership, education and research.
Our Values are built on God's love and care for us (John 3:16) and His work through us as nursing professionals (Matthew 25: 34-40)."I was sick and you looked after me." Matt. 25:36. Our foundation is in fear and love of God As nurses within NCFI, we identify our values as:
Love Respect Unity Equity Integrity
Selected Books - Print
Spirituality in Nursing by Mary Elizabeth O'Brien
Call Number: RT85.2 .O27 2014
Transforming Care by Mary Molewyk Doornbos; Ruth E. Groenhout; Kendra G. Hotz
Call Number: BT732 .D66 2005
Bioethics by Lewis Vaughn
Call Number: R724 .V34 2013
Contemporary Issues in Bioethics by Tom L. Beauchamp; LeRoy Walters; Jeffrey P. Kahn; Anna C. Mastroianni
Call Number: R724 .C65 2014
Cultural, Ethnic, and Religious Reference Manual for Healthcare Providers by Janice D. Andrews
Call Number: Ref RA418.5.T73 A53 2013
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Call Number: RC265.6.L24 S55 2010
Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics by Susan J. Westrick
Call Number: RT85 .W48 2014
Expertise in Nursing Practice by Patricia E. Benner; Christine A. Tanner; Catherine A. Chesla
Call Number: RT73 .B45 2009
Professional Nursing by Beth Black
Call Number: RT82 .P477 2014
Servant Leadership in Nursing by Mary Elizabeth O'Brien