Discussion ethical barriers

Review the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2011a, 2011b) and answer the following points in a 2 pages Word document.

  • Identify a potential barrier to ethical practice that you may face as Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Discuss if there is a relationship between your personal beliefs and values and this barrier.
  • Describe at least one mechanism to overcome the barrier discussed.
  • Examine the potential cost and benefits to this barrier. Support your viewpoint with current research (minimum of one research article).


American Nurses Association. (2011a). Code of ethics. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/Mobile/Code-of-Ethics

American Nurses Association. (2011b). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.            org/code-of-ethics-preface

US Department of Health & Human Services. (2005). The Nuremberg code. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/archive/nurcode.htm