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NURSING ETHICS NETWORK (NEN)

An Ethics Resource for Nurses

PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS

The purposes of the Nursing Ethics Network (NEN) are to:
  • Contribute to the dissemination and utilization of ethics knowledge through educational and consultative services.
  • Provide a forum for the identification and exploration of ethical issues in health care related to nursing practice, education, and health policy.
  • Establish, disseminate, and periodically revise an agenda of nursing ethics research priorities that both anticipates and responds to ethical issues encountered by nurses in their work with patients, families, and communities in a changing health care environment.
  • Serve as a resource for  the development and implementation of clinical, educational, and research initiatives in nursing ethics.

The Nursing Ethics Network (NEN) is currently undertaking:

  • Development of nursing ethics research and education priorities
  • Investigation of opportunities for organizational support and linkages that would facilitate the mission and purposes of the Nursing Ethics Network.
  • Provision of on-line resource support for ethical issues.

The Nursing Ethics Network (NEN) has completed:

  • A multi-state study of ethical issues and ethics knowledge needs of nurses in clinical practice.



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