A Job Only a Nurse Can DoNurses spend more time in direct care of the patient than anyone else on the clinical team. In that capacity, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics specifies that you re expected to make sure that:
- The privacy rights of the patient are observed.
- Regardless of social or economic position, every patient is treated with the same level of dignity.
- Your patient is educated to make informed choices on possible tests and procedures, and that he or she receives strong emotional support while they are being cared for.