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Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's all about ethics
In August 2014, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics sponsored a summit meeting on Nursing Ethics for the 21st Century. Fifty nurse leaders “set for themselves an ambitious agenda that could culminate in changing the nation’s health care culture to more strongly support basic ethical values and principles and more effectively enables nurses’ ethical practice.”
The leaders focused on the four intersections of nursing practice and ethics:
  • clinical practice
  • education
  • research
  • public policy.
    The leaders have created a blueprint that will help create “progress in how nurses are prepared through education, how they are supported in clinical practice and by policy, and what we know about their work through research.” The plan for this coming year is to put this blueprint into action. Read the executive summary to see the Summit participants’ ideas, plans for transforming healthcare, and an overall summary of the meeting. Then, tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.
    Also, check out the article we published, “Decision making through an ethics lens.”
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