Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Reporting Unethical Behavior

July 10, 2022

Nurses have a duty to report behavior witnessed that does not meet the established standards. Unethical behavior involves failing to perform the duties of a competent caring nurse. When reporting unethical behavior, one should always follow the proper chain of command and explain the facts as clearly as possible. Any documentation of the incident must be objective and accurately state what occurred, when and where it occurred, and any other pertinent facts. Reporting a coworker is never an easy task. Always remember, however, that a nurse’s first duty is to the patient’s health, safety, and well-being.