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Nurses, ethics and the response to COVID-19

The American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2015) is the nursing profession's nonnegotiable ethical practice standard. Provision 2 of the Code states that “the nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient.” Provision 5 of the Code states that the nurse owes the same duty to self as to others. These equal obligations can conflict during pandemics when nurses must continually care for critically ill...

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