OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, has an interesting new Ethics column posted! Patients’ Rights and the Code of Nursing Ethics in Iran
, by Ms. Tahmine Salehi, Dr. Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, and Dr. Reza Negarandeh, provides insight into nursing ethics from an international perspective. A formal code of ethics for nurses in Iran is still in the developmental stage and Iranian nurses rely on current international codes to guide practice. The column describes how Iranian cultural and religious beliefs need to be considered while developing ethical guidelines as a country-specific resource for nurses in Iran.
OJIN is a peer-reviewed, online publication of the American Nurses Association (ANA) that addresses current topics affecting nursing practice, research, education, and the wider health care sector.