Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics articulates the ethical values and responsibilities that Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)1 uphold and promote, and to which they are accountable. The Code serves to:

    •    guide LPNs’ ethical reflections and decision-making across all areas of licensed practical nurse 
        practice; and,
    •    inform the public about the ethical values and responsibilities of the LPN profession and convey the profession’s commitment to society.

LPNs’ primary responsibility is to the client within the context of an inter-professional collaborative environment. “Client” refers to an individual (or their designated representative(s), families, and groups).

Respect for the inherent dignity and rights of clients, colleagues and LPNs underpins the five ethical principles encompassed in the Code. These principles although distinct are inter-related and include:

    1.     Responsibility to the Public
    2.     Responsibility to Clients
    3.     Responsibility to the Profession
    4.     Responsibility to Colleagues
    5.     Responsibility to Oneself

LPNs use the Code of Ethics in conjunction with professional standards and competencies, workplace policies, and legal requirements that guide their practice and behaviour. In achieving these requirements, they fulfill their contract with society for ethical practice.

The Principles and Ethical Responsibilities are described on the following pages. The Principles are statements of the five ethical principles to which LPNs are held accountable. The Ethical Responsibilities that accompany each Principle are inter-related and are statements of expected professional conduct in LPN practice situations. The Principles and Ethical Responsibilities are not in any order of priority – collectively they reflect the LPNs’ overall commitment to society. Appendix A provides Guidelines for Ethical Decision-making

Document LinkTitleDocument CategoriesPublish DateFile Sizedocument_category_hfilter

Code of EthicsCode of Ethics01/01/20130.6 MBcode-of-ethics

SALPN on Twitter

Great to see two of SALPN’s vendors at the @CLEARHQ conference. Both @YardstickAssess and @passageways are improving professional regulation through the valuable services they provide to regulators.

2

Congratulations to the CLEAR Award Winners and thank you to each of them for their contributions to the regulation industry. #regulatoryexcellence

SALPN is pleased to be attending the @CLEARHQ conference and excited to learn with regulators from around the world! #professionalregulation

SALPN has released two new practice guidance documents about Immunizations and IV Push. Practice guidance documents are a public protection mechanism to assist LPNs in addressing additional risks in practice. #professionalregulation #publicprotection https://t.co/45o10UIa38

OFFICE LOCATION

SALPN
2208 E Victoria Ave
Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada S4N 7B9

Phone: 306-525-1436
Toll Free: 888-257-2576
Fax: 306-347-7784

hours of operation

Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 4:00PM

WHOVA WEB APP

Image

SALPN acknowledges the organization resides on traditional land, referred to as Treaty 4 Territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Salteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We honour and respect the treaties that were made on all territories and are committed to our partnership with Indigenous Nations in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration. 

Copyright SALPN. All Rights Reserved.   |   Site by AdSpark Communications