Using a citizen consensus conference to revise the code of ethics for nurses in Taiwan: Profession and society

Chiou Fen Lin, Meei Shiow Lu, Hsien Hsien Chiang, Chun Chih Chung, Tze Luen Lin, T. J C Yin, Che Ming Yang

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Purpose: To revise the code of ethics for nurses in Taiwan. Design: Citizen consensus conference, Delphi-technique, and questionnaire survey were used in the revising process. Methods: Citizen representatives were recruited for a 5-day citizen consensus conference to develop a first draft of the revised code. Further modification resulted from three rounds of communication with Delphi technique among experts. Three conferences for nursing professionals were conducted where questionnaire surveys were administered. The final draft was approved by the general assembly of Taiwan National Union of Nurses Associations. Findings: A revised code of ethics for nurses in Taiwan was proposed in six parts and 27 articles including: the fundamental responsibilities of nurses (1), nurses and clients (12), nurses and professional services (4), nurses and social interactions (4), nurses and teamwork (3), and nurses and professional growth (3). Conclusions: The citizen consensus conference was helpful in identifying the general public's expectation of nurses in the revision process. The revised Taiwanese code of ethics for nurses has new elements, including environmental protection, personal safety, lifetime learning, and self-care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Citizen consensus conference
  • Code of ethics for nurses
  • Nursing ethics

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Using a citizen consensus conference to revise the code of ethics for nurses in Taiwan : Profession and society. / Lin, Chiou Fen; Lu, Meei Shiow; Chiang, Hsien Hsien; Chung, Chun Chih; Lin, Tze Luen; Yin, T. J C; Yang, Che Ming.

In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 95-101.

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Lin, Chiou Fen ; Lu, Meei Shiow ; Chiang, Hsien Hsien ; Chung, Chun Chih ; Lin, Tze Luen ; Yin, T. J C ; Yang, Che Ming. / Using a citizen consensus conference to revise the code of ethics for nurses in Taiwan : Profession and society. In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2007 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 95-101.
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