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Personal safety and ethical principles

In community health nursing, the nurse may find herself/himself in a situation where the nurse's personal safety is compromised. What ethical principles will guide decision-making in that situation?

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1. In community health nursing, the nurse may find himself/herself in a situation where the nurse's personal safety is compromised. What ethical principles will guide decision-making in that situation?

Bentley (2004) reports that every year thousands of employees encounter some form of violence or aggression during their working day. Sadly this includes those whose work involves caring for others, such as community nurses. http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/contents.html?uid=1233;journal_uid=10 Thus, the need for al healthcare professionals to be trained in the case of an emergency situation that has the potential to compromise personal safety e.g., specific steps to take specific to the nursing situation. Many healthcare facilities offer in-house training, such as in the following ...

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In community health nursing, the nurse may find herself/himself in a situation where the nurse's personal safety is compromised. This solution examines the ethical principles that will guide decision-making in that situation.

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