A patient safety concern - should I speak up?
- Nurses question, intervene, report and address unsafe, non-compassionate, unethical or incompetent practice or conditions that interfere with their ability to provide safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care; and they support those who do the same.
- Nurses are honest and take all necessary actions to prevent or minimize client safety incidents. They learn from near misses and work with others to reduce the potential for future risks and preventable harms.
- Nurses advocate for persons receiving care if they believe the health of those persons is being compromised by factors beyond their control, including the decision-making of others.
She also reflects on the Practice Standards for Regulated Members and realizes that several indicators apply to her particular situation, such as:
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