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Certified Nursing Assistant Code of Ethics

Synopsis: An article presenting an outline of the Certified Nursing Assistant Code of Ethics.1

Author: Thomas C. Weiss Contact: Disabled World

Published: 2009-07-21 Updated: 2019-12-16

Key Points:

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).

Main Digest

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.

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:

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Cite Page: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English (U.S.). Author: Thomas C. Weiss. Electronic Publication Date: 2009-07-21 - Revised: 2019-12-16. Title: Certified Nursing Assistant Code of Ethics, Source: <a href=https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/caregivers/cna-code-ethics.php>Certified Nursing Assistant Code of Ethics</a>. Retrieved 2021-03-06, from https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/caregivers/cna-code-ethics.php - Reference: DW#83-1972.