File Name: nursing and midwifery council code of conduct .zip
A Nurse is a person who has received authorized education, acquired specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes, and is registered and licensed with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to provide promotive, preventive, supportive and restorative care to individuals, families and communities, independently, and in collaboration with other members of the health team. The purposes of the Code of Professional Conduct are to: Inform Professional Nurses of the Standards of Professional Conduct required of them in the exercise of their professional accountability and practice.
The NMC maintains a register of all nurses , midwives and specialist community public health nurses and nursing associates eligible to practise within the UK. It sets and reviews standards for their education, training, conduct and performance. The NMC also investigates allegations of impaired fitness to practise i. It has been a statutory body since , with a stated aim to protect the health and well-being of the public.
The purpose of this code is to:. Inform Nurses and Midwives of the standard of professional conduct required of them in the exercise of their professional accountability and practice. Inform the public, other professionals and employers of the standard of professional conduct that they can expect of registered Nurse or Midwife. You shall be answerable for your actions and omissions regardless of advice or directions from another professional. You have a duty to care for Patients, clients and their relatives who are entitled to receive safe and competent care. You may delegate care to others who may or may not be registered Nurses or Midwives but you remain accountable for such delegation.
CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
The law on informed consent in adults has recently changed. This article, the first of two on informed consent, explains how the law has evolved and how it applies to nursing practice. Nurses have a legal duty to ensure they obtain informed consent from their patients before carrying out any intervention or treatment. Nurses and midwives will all be aware of that requirement but they also need to understand exactly what informed consent is, how it is underpinned by law, and what it means for practice. This article — the first in a series of two — discusses why informed consent is fundamental to the provision of person-centred care and explores the legal principles behind it.
NMC code of professional conduct: standard, The Nursing and Midwifery Council, November As a registered nurse, midwife, or specialist community public health nurse [health visitor], you are personally accountable for your practice. This involves identifying their preferences regarding care and respecting these within the limits of professional practice, existing legislation, resources and the goals of the therapeutic relationship. You are personally accountable for ensuring that you promote and protect the interests and dignity of patients and clients, irrespective of gender, age, race, ability, sexuality, economic status, lifestyle, culture and religious or political beliefs.
Code of Professional Conduct
It replaces the Code of Professional Conduct for Each Nurse and Midwife and follows an extensive consultation process. The purpose of the Code is to guide nurses and midwives in their day-to-day practice and help them to understand their professional responsibilities in caring for patients in a safe, ethical and effective way. Use the links below to read each chapter in the Code. Alternatively, you can download the Code in PDF format from the final link on this page: Purpose, aims and structure of the Code:. More than people attended eight information sessions throughout the country.
The Nursing Council has published a new Code of Conduct setting out the standards of behaviour that nurses are expected to uphold in their professional practice. The Code both advises nurses and tells the public what they can expect of a nurse in terms of the professional role. It also provides a yardstick for evaluating the conduct of nurses.
The Nurse's Code of Professional Conduct, also known as the Nurse's Code of Ethics, is a compilation of ethical rules designed to guide the nurse in making the correct decision in difficult patient-care situations. The Code contains nine provisions, each dealing with a different area of patient care. Nurses must adhere to the Code throughout all interactions with patients, colleagues and other health-care providers. Provision one requires the nurse to maintain patient dignity throughout all interactions and courses of treatment. The nurse must treat the patient with care and compassion transcending all individual differences.
This Code of Conduct should be considered together with the Nursing and Midwifery Council's rules, standards, guidance and advice available from www.nmc-uk.
Guidance and supporting information
Please visit nmc. Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. Our Code and Standards continue to support you by providing key principles you should follow, alongside the ethical frameworks that normally guide your practice. It is structured around four themes — prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust. Each section contains a series of statements that taken together signify what good nursing and midwifery practice looks like. Our guidance covers some important things to consider - like using social media responsibly and what to do if you ever need to raise a concern. We've also published some additional information on topics that may come up throughout your career:.
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