Dutch Nurses' Views on Codes of Ethics

Nursing Ethics 14 (2):156-170 (2007)

This study explored the experiences and views of Dutch nurses on the content, function, dissemination and implementation of their codes of ethics. A total of 39 participants, who differed in age, qualifications, length of work experience and health care setting, took part in focus groups. The findings revealed common unfamiliarity with and a rather implicit use of codes, and negative comments on the growing number of codes available in the Netherlands. Limited dissemination, implementation and functioning of codes of ethics were also identified. The findings were discussed using concepts from the literature, nursing practice and personal experience
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