Professional values and empowerment: a role for continuing education.

  title={Professional values and empowerment: a role for continuing education.},
  author={D Weis and Mary Jane Schank},
  journal={Journal of continuing education in nursing},
  volume={22 2},
A commitment to values is increasingly important for professional nurses. For practitioners of nursing, advances in knowledge and technology are raising complicated ethical questions that need a response. The guiding of ethical decision-making is a primary function of a code of ethics such as the Code for Nurses document (1978). Among practitioners of nursing, values identified most frequently are reflected in the first six statements that deal with professional issues. Values inherent in the… CONTINUE READING

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