The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to promote health and safety, preserve wholeness of character and integrity, maintain competence, and continue personal and professional growth.
ANA Provision 5
The nurse promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health, and safety of the patient
ANA Provision 3
The nurse, through individual and collective effort, establishes, maintains, and improves the ethical environment of the work setting and conditions of employment that are conducive to safe, quality health care.
ANA Provision 6
The nurse practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person.
ANA Provision 1
The nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice; makes decisions; and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care.
ANA Provision 4
The profession of nursing, collectively through its professional organizations, must articulate nursing values, maintain integrity of the profession, and integrate principles of social justice into nursing and health policy.
ANA Provision 9
a branch of philosophy that deals with the rightness and wrongness of actions or behaviors
term applied those principles when they refer to concepts within the scope of medicine, nursing, and allied health
The nurse, in all roles and settings, advances the profession through research and scholarly inquiry, professional standards development, and the generation of both nursing and health policy.
ANA Provision 7
The nurse collaborates with other heath professionals and the public to protect human rights, promote health diplomacy, and reduce health disparities.
ANA Provision 8
The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, community, or population.
ANA Provision 2