U.S. Ethical Principles in Nursing Practice.

Ethical principles in U.S. nursing are outlined by the American Nurses Association's (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses.

The four primary ethical principles in nursing include autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice.

Nurses in the USA are accountable for adhering to the ANA Code of Ethics, which guides their decision-making and actions.

Fidelity and veracity are additional ethical values emphasized in the ANA Code of Ethics, promoting honesty and keeping promises

Nurses respect patients' autonomy by involving them in care decisions and respecting their choices.

Beneficence involves promoting patients' well-being and providing support in various healthcare scenarios.

Nonmaleficence dictates that nurses must prevent harm and ensure patient safety in their care practices.

Justice requires nurses to provide fair and equitable care, regardless of patients' demographic or social factors, upholding ethical standards.