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BOARD OF NURSING
Board Resolution No.
220
Series of 2004
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GuideIines to be observed:
W onsider the individuality
and totality of patients when
they administer care.
W Respect the spiritual beliefs
and practices of patients
regarding diet and treatment.
W &phold the rights of
individuals.
thicaI PrincipIe
1.Values, customs,
and spiritual
beliefs held by
individuals shall
be respected.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W old in confidence personal
matters committed to their
care.
W %ake into consideration the
culture and values of
patients in providing nursing
care. owever, in the event
of conflicts, their welfare and
safety must take
precedence.
thicaI PrincipIe
2. Personal
information
acquired in the
process of giving
nursing care shall
be held in strict
confidence. %hey
use discriminative
judgment in sharing
this information.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W now the definition and scope of
nursing practice which is within the
provision of Philippine Nursing Act
of 2002.
W Be aware of their duties and
responsibilities in the practice of
their profession . %hey must adhere
to the highest standards of nursing
practice.
W Acquire and develop the necessary
competence (knowledge, skill and
attitude) to effectively render
proper nursing services .
thicaI PrincipIe
1. Nurses are
accountable for
their own nursing
practice. %hey are
responsible for
their own personal
and professional
growth and
development.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W ontinuing education aims for the
achievement of competence of the
individual nurse in terms of
knowledge, skills and attitude.
W Nurse administrators are
responsible for providing favorable
environment for the growth and
development of nurses in their
charge.
W Accreditation for professional
programs shall be undertaken by
the PR.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W Nurses shall be answerable for
culpable negligence, malpractice
and wrongful acts or omission in
the performance of their duties.
W Accountability for nursing practice
considers the adeptness of the
nurse in diagnosis and treatment of
human responses as evidenced by
the patient's ability to cope with the
following:
a. activities of daily living
b. development/maturational
and adaptive functions
c. stresses (environmental,
physiological, psychological)
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GuideIines to be observed:
W "uality nursing care is that which
meets at least optimum standard
and considers the client addressed.
W odification of practice shall
consider the principle of safe
practice.
W Nurses in position of authority in a
work environment are normally and
legally responsible for devising a
system of minimizing occurrences
of ineffective and unlawful nursing
practice.
thicaI PrincipIe
2. Nurses maintain
and modify
standards of
practice within the
reality of any
given situation.
"uality care is
their goal.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W Nurses shall respect the following
rights of patients when rendering
care:
a. cultural and religious
beliefs
b. privacy
c. confidentiality of
information
W Nurses shall provide the patients
all pertinent information except
those that may be deemed
harmful to their well-being.
thicaI PrincipIe
3. Nurses are the
advocates of their
patients. %hey
take appropriate
steps to
safeguard the
patients' rights
and privileges.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W %hey shall ensure that patients'
records are available only to those
who are professionally and directly
involved in their care except when
required by law.
W Patient's rights are upheld.
W Nurses shall perform their
professional duties in conformity
with existing laws and generally
accepted principles of moral
conduct and proper decorum.
thicaI PrincipIe
4. Nurses are aware
that their actions
have professional,
ethical, moral and
legal dimensions.
%hey strive to
perform their work
in the best interest
of all concerned.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W Solicitation and advertisement
shall not be allowed for personal
gains and other purposes that
would be detrimental to the
profession.
W Nurses may cause the listing of
their names in directories or in
professional publications, or use
the traditional calling cards.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W %hey shall not demand or receive
any commission fee or any
emolument for recommending or
referring a patient to a physician,
a co-nurse or another healthcare
member. oreover, they shall not
pay any commission fee or other
compensation to one who referred
or recommended a patient to them
for nursing care.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W Nurses must establish their
professional role/identity while
working with other members of
the health team.
W onformity with group activities
such as those of a health team
shall be based on acceptable,
ethico-legal standards.
W Nurses contribute to the
professional growth and
development of other members of
the health team.
thicaI PrincipIe
1. Nurses maintain
collaborative working
relationships with their
co-workers and other
members of the
healthcare team. %hey
recognize their
capabilities and
limitations, and those
of their co-workers in
accepting or when
delegating
responsibilities to the
team members.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W Active participation in
organizations within the hospital
and outside the hospital is
encouraged.
W Nurses should not act in any
manner prejudicial to other
professions.
W Nurses should honor and
safeguard the reputation and
dignity of the members of nursing
and other professions.
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GuideIines to be observed:
%hey shall refrain from making
unfair and unwarranted
comments or criticisms on their
competence, conduct and
procedure or do anything that will
bring discredit to a colleague and
to any member of the other
professions.
W Nurses shall respect the rights of
their co-workers.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W %hey must be conscious of their
obligations as citizens and as
such be involved in community
concerns.
W Being equipped with knowledge
of health resources within the
community, they take active roles
in primary health care such as
health information dissemination,
referral and rendering of actual
care.
thicaI PrincipIe
1. Nurses are
contributing
members of the
society. %hey
assume
responsibilities
inherent in being
members and
citizens of the
community/society in
which they live/work.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W Nurses must lead their lives in
conformity with the principles of
right conduct and proper
decorum.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W Nurses must be aware of the
issues in the community and
must have their stand.
W Nurses must project an image
that will uplift the nursing
profession.
W Nurses must be actively
involved in socio-civic
organizations of the
community.
thicaI PrincipIe
2. Nurses recognize
the need for
change and
initiate in,
participate in and
support activities
to meet the health
and social needs
of the people.
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GuideIines to be observed:
W Nurses are enjoined to be
members of the Philippine
Nurses Association and avail
of the prevailing continuing
education unit privilege.
W eads of nursing
groups/organizations shall
be responsible for the
membership of their
constituents in the PNA.
thicaI PrincipIe
1. Nurses are
expected to be
members of
professional
organizations of
nurses. Ìnherent in
this is the
responsibility to
support and uphold
their constitutions
and by-laws.

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