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DC: Professionalism DC-04: Professional Ethics
No. Competency Item NAC DEV COM DTE EXC
DC-04-01 Demonstrate knowledge and application of the Code of Ethics.
DC-04-02 Demonstrate ability to identify own personal values and beliefs.
DC-04-03 Demonstrate ability to identify the impact that health care, technology, and society have in relation to ethical dilemmas.
  Demonstrate knowledge and ability to identify the impact of a variety of areas on nursing practice:          
  • client choice
  • DC-04-05
  • client well being
  • DC-04-06
  • cultural beliefs
  • DC-04-07
  • honesty and fairness
  • DC-04-08
  • maintaining commitments
  • DC-04-09
  • privacy and confidentiality
  • DC-04-10
  • religious beliefs
  • DC-04-11
  • respect for life
  • DC-04-12
  • social determinants of health.
  •   Demonstrate knowledge and ability to act as an advocate for and empower clients and families by ensuring:          
  • confidentiality
  • DC-04-14
  • sensitivity
  • DC-04-15
  • commitment
  • DC-04-16
  • critical thinking
  • DC-04-17
  • clinical judgment
  • DC-04-18
  • accountability.
  • DC-04-19 Demonstrate ability to seek assistance as appropriate, when ethical conflicts cannot be resolved.
    DC-04-20 Demonstrate ability to maintain therapeutic client-nurse relationships.
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