Guidelines for right or wrong behavior are called ethics.
Doctors, nurses, and other health care workers have developed standards for their profession called medical ethics.
- Nursing assistants must also behave in an ethical manner:
- Respect each patient as an individual
- Protect the patient from harm
- Protect the patient's privacy
- Be honest and trustworthy
- Avoid spreading gossip
- Be aware of the limits of your role
- Perform your job to the best of your ability