Nurses have 4 fundamental responsibilities: to promote health, to prevent illness, to restore health, and to alleviate suffering.
Nurses and People:
nurse promotes an environment in which the human rights, values, customs, and spiritual beliefs of the individual patient, family, and community are respected.
Patient receives sufficient information on which to base content for care and related treatment.
Patient info is kept confidential
Nurse shares responsibility to sustain and protect environment
Nurse shares responsibility for initiating and supporting action to meet the health and social needs of the public, particularly those of vulnerable populations
Nurses and Nursing Practice
nurse maintains standard of personal health in such a way that the ability to provide care is not compromised.
Nurse maintains standards of personal conduct.
Nurse ensures use of technology and scientific advances is compatible with the safety, dignity, and rights of patients
Nurses and the Nursing profession
Nurse determines and implements acceptable standards of critical nursing practice, management, research, and education.
Participates in creating and maintaining equitable social and economic working conditions in nursing
Nurses and co-workers
cooperative relationship with co-workers in nursing and other fields.
if you have reasonable and probable grounds, based on evidence, to believe that an individual's continued practice might constitute a danger to the public. Employers must report to BCCNM when a nurse's employment is terminated based on an evidenced belief that the failure to do so might constitute a danger to clients.
Behaviours of concern to the college include those that put clients at risk and are practice related. These include behaviour related to drug use, boundary violations, sexual misconduct, abuse and fraud. Those issues likely to be outside the college's mandate/authority include interpersonal conflicts, rudeness, employer-employee relations, complaints against health care facilities, clinics or agencies, and other regulated or non-regulated care providers.
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