Volume : 4
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2455-1732
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Article First Page : 41
Article End Page : 44
Introduction: Health care and health related services occupy a prominent place in human activities. Many of the health care centers do not follow the ethical practices due to lack of awareness.
Aim: The main aim is to assess the knowledge on nursing professional code of ethics in practice among nurse educators, final year nursing students and nurse clinicians and on the role of Indian Nursing Council in evolving and administrating the paramedical professional ethics.
Materials and Methods: Observational cross sectional study design with a total of 1200 respondents were assessed from college of nursing, school of nursing and their affiliated hospital in various districts around Tamil Nadu.
Results: The level of knowledge assessment on the nursing professional ethical codes among nurse educators reveals 63.0% adequate knowledge, among final year nursing students, 13.3% adequate knowledge and among nurse clinicians 7.0% adequate knowledge.
Conclusion: This study concludes that awareness on ethical codes in nursing curriculum and providing continuing education will optimize the high quality nursing care, as nursing profession faces legal issues and challenges.
Keywords: Indian Nursing Council, Knowledge, Nursing profession, Professional ethics, Code of ethics, Ethical principles.