How do a nurse’s fundamental duties, as described by the Hippocratic Oath and Nightingale Pledge, influence a nurse’s practice and decision making?
Every profession has a set of ethical codes or guidelines intended to help their practitioners make critical decisions. The Hippocratic Oath and the Nightingale pledge are two such guidelines which lay down the values and responsibilities need to be adhered in nursing. The Nightingale pledge was initially formulated by Lystra E. Gretter, in the year 1893 and today this is considered the foundation for nursing ethics. Gretter used the Hippocratic Oath taken by