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Certified Nursing Assistant Code of Ethics

Published: 2009-07-21 - Updated: 2019-12-16
Author: Thomas C. Weiss | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)

Synopsis: An article presenting an outline of the Certified Nursing Assistant Code of Ethics. A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

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A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A CNA helps preserve life, ease patient's suffering and works toward restoring health to all.

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Also known as a Nursing Assistant (NA) a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) or a State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA), the individual who carries this title needs strong work ethic and ability, but issues of liability and legality prevent CNAs from performing certain procedures.

A CNA Should at All Times:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Badge
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Badge

Responsibility in Resident Care

Resident Rights

Fulfill Responsibility to Employer

Professionalism for CNA

Carrying out resident care in a manner that:

Ethical Behavior for CNA

Ethical Behavior for Resident Care

Ethical behavior for Work

Unacceptable behavior which may result in dismissal:

Confidentiality

Examples:

Examples of Breeching Confidentiality

Discussing personal information with:

Author Credentials:

Thomas C. Weiss is a researcher and editor for Disabled World. Thomas attended college and university courses earning a Masters, Bachelors and two Associate degrees, as well as pursing Disability Studies. As a Nursing Assistant Thomas has assisted people from a variety of racial, religious, gender, class, and age groups by providing care for people with all forms of disabilities from Multiple Sclerosis to Parkinson's; para and quadriplegia to Spina Bifida.

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Cite This Page (APA): Thomas C. Weiss. (2009, July 21). Certified Nursing Assistant Code of Ethics. Disabled World. Retrieved January 16, 2022 from www.disabled-world.com/disability/caregivers/cna-code-ethics.php