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A Framework for Remediating Professional Ethical Lapses

      Nursing regulators, educators, practicing nurses, and the people they serve expect ethical standards of practice to be met in nursing and other healthcare professions. The reported incidence of professional discipline among nurses is low; however, some nurses (and other professionals) fail to demonstrate professional virtues and lose sight of professional ethical principles and duties. This article presents the types of issues that ultimately come to board attention, discusses the elements that may contribute to the issues, and describes an approach to help remediate professionals by equipping them with a framework to examine their reasoning and understand how and why they failed to uphold professional conduct. To help exemplify this approach, a case study on sexual boundary impingement and recommendations for regulatory boards are also presented.

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      Biography

      Catherine V. Caldicott, MD, FACP, is Senior Faculty, Regulatory Liaison, & Consultant for Special Projects, at PBI Education, Jacksonville, Florida.

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          As is standard in scholarly publishing, NCSBN’s Journal of Nursing Regulation (JNR) requires its authors to disclose any potential conflicts of interest (COI). Although COI information has always been collected by our staff in order to support editors’ review of the paper, it was not our standard practice to publish COI statements in each article. In this issue, JNR is retrospectively publishing the COI statements, which were collected with the below papers at submission, in order to make potential COI’s transparent to readers, as well as editors.
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