The sources of a practice code of ethics for nurses

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  • Anne J Davis RN PhD DNSc(Hon) FAAN

    Professor
    1. Department of Mental Health, Community and Administrative Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California – San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143–0608, USA
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Abstract

Interviews with a convenient sample of 27 master's-prepared nurses working in two clinical settings revealed that none of them knew the content of the American Nurses' Association Code for Nurses A content analysis developed four sensitizing experiences that were sources for their code of nursing practice These were categorized as (a) clinical, (b) personal, (c) research, and (d) professional socialization as a student

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