The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses includes 4 principal elements that outline standards of ethical conduct. In the presentation, I supported each element with biblical scripture and Christian nursing resources. Watch the presentation and then feel free to respond to the following questions.
Element #1 Nurses and Patients, other people requiring service. Luke 10:33-37 or The Good Samaritan
Element #2 Nurses and Practice. Colossians 3:12-17
Element #3 Nurses and the Profession. 1 Peter 4:7-11
Element #4 Nurses and global health. Originally I chose Proverbs 3:27-28. I would change it to Matthew 25:35-40.
I would love to hear which one of the elements is the most difficult to live out as a Christian nurse.
Is it providing compassionate, empathetic nursing care to difficult patients?
Do you lack the moral courage to speak up with conscientious objection?
Have you been unkind and/or unprofessional to your colleagues at work?
Are you blind to the health inequities within your area of nursing or health care?
If you prefer, you can email me your response at firstname.lastname@example.org