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Sanjari M, Zahedi F, Aalaa M, Peimani M, Parsapoor A, Aramesh K, et al . Code of ethics for Iranian nurses. ijme. 2011; 5 (1) :17-28
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-138-en.html

1- MS Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- MD Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- MS Student in Medical Education Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Medical Ethics PhD student Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran;
5- Assistant Professor Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran;
6- Professor Ministry of Health Treatment and Medical education, Tehran, Iran;
7- Assistant Professor Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
8- MS Iranian Nursing Council, Tehran, Iran
9- Professor Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (6824 Views)

Quality of nursing care services directly influences individuals' health status. Compiling codes of ethics according to the religion and culture of each population could be an appropriate approach in improving quality of health care services especially nursing care. Hence, the most important priority in our national health system is developing ethical guidelines.
For this purpose a task force has been established in collaboration with nurses, physicians, lawyers and clergymen who were expert in the field of medical ethics. The code of ethics for Iranian nurses was drafted in 2010. The draft that included 12 values and 71 regulations of professional ethics were finally approved in the second session of the Ethics Supreme Council of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education on 6 March, 2010.
The values consist of concepts such as maintaining human dignity, adherence to professional obligations, accountability and responsibility, patient privacy, promotion of scientific and practical competence and respect to individual's autonomy.
Also, 71 regulations of professional ethics divided to five sections including "Nurse and Community" consisting of 9 items, "Nurse and Professional Commitments" with 14 items, "Nurse and Clinical Services" with 23 items, "The Nurse and Other Healthcare Providers in Medical Team" with 15 items, and also "Nurse, Education and Research" including 10 items.

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Accepted: 2017/09/27 | Published: 2013/09/22

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