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Norms Research Proposal

Nursing is not simply a collection of specific skills, and the nurse is not simply a person trained to perform specific tasks. Nursing is a profession and a vocation No one factor absolutely differentiates a job or a profession, but the difference is important in terms of how nurses practice. When one can say a person acts “professionally”, for example, we imply that the person is conscientious in actions, knowledgeable in the subject, and responsible to self and others.
As explained before a profession has some characteristics, one among this is the existence of a code of ethics and standards.

The ANA Standards of professional Performance describes a competent level of behavior in the professional role, including activities related to quality of care, performance appraisal , education, collegiality, ethics, collaboration, research, and resource utilization, this document serves as objective guidelines for nurses to be accountable for their actions, their patients, and their peers . the standards provide a method to assure clients that they are receiving high-quality care, that the nurses know exactly what is necessary to provide nursing care, and that measure are in place to determine whether the care meets the standards.

What is the Basis for the Standards for Nursing Practice?
Standards for nursing practice are based on the following philosophy and principles:
• the client is the central focus of the professional service nurses provide, and is a partner in the decision-making process and ultimately makes his or her own decisions
• improvement is a necessary component of practice, and the public interest is best served when nurses continually improve their application of knowledge, skill and judgment
• the public has entrusted CRNPEI to honour the social contract that we have made with Canadians to act in the public interest through the licensing and regulation of its members
• quality practice settings contribute to the provision of competent and professional service
• the goal of professional nursing service is the outcome desired by the client that poses no unnecessary exposure of risk of harm Definition of Terms Standard: An authoritative statement that sets out the legal and professional basis of nursing practice.
• The primary purpose of standards is to identify for nurses, the public, government, and other stakeholders, the desired and achievable level of performance expected of nurses in their practice, against which actual performance can be measured.
Five standards form the foundation of the CRNPEI Standards for Nursing Practice in addition to the CNA Code of Ethics.
• Unique Body of Knowledge
• Competent Application of Knowledge
• Responsibility and Accountability
• Advocacy
• Continuing Competence
CNA Code of Ethics The nurse in practice will demonstrate adherence to, understanding and promotion of the ethical standards of the profession as stated in the 2017 Edition, Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.
Each nurse demonstrates compliance with the Code of Ethics of the profession around the seven primary values that are central to ethical nursing practice:
• Providing safe, compassionate, competent and ethical Care.: Nurses practice safety, compassion, exhibit competency and ethical care.
• Promoting health and well-being: Nurses work with people to enable them to attain their highest possible level of health and well-being.
• Promoting and respecting informed decision-making: Nurses recognize, respect and promote a person’s right to be informed and make decisions.
• Honouring dignity nurses recognize and respect the intrinsic worth of each person.
• Maintaining privacy and confidentiality: Nurses recognize the importance of privacy and confidentiality and safeguard personal, family and community information obtained in the context of a professional relationship.
• Promoting Justice: Nurses uphold principles of justice by safeguarding human rights, equity and fairness and promoting public good.
• Being accountable :Nurses are accountable for their actions and answerable for their practice.
• In addition, a nurse in an ADMINISTRATOR role:
A. Promotes and initiates measures to create practice environments that support client advocacy, promote collaboration and respect, and enable nurses to meet their ethical obligations.
B. Creates environments that promote and support ethical practice.
C. Upholds and supports others to uphold the values contained in the CNA Code of Ethics.
D. Consistently practices and supports others to practice according to the ethical responsibilities within the CNA Code of Ethics.