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Standards of Practice

INTRODUCTION


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This Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and Midwives has been developed for nurses and midwives under the Department of Nursing Services, Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam. It presents an overall framework for the care and services provided to clients. The Standards of Practice describes in broad term the professional expectation for registered nurses and midwives and apply to all registered nurses and midwives in the clinical practice, managerial, educational (preceptor and mentor) and research positions in Brunei Darussalam.
 
The Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and Midwives has eight (8) broad standard statements, a description of the statement and indicators that illustrate how the standard may be demonstrated. To help all registered nurses and midwives apply the standards, there are indicators explained for each position. The eight (8) standards are interrelated and of equal importance and an indicator used to illustrate one standard may also demonstrate the application of other standards. However, the indicators used in this document, are by no means a complete list, or do they apply to registered nurses and midwives at all times.

 
  • Standard 1 ~ Responsibility and Accountability
  • Standard 2 ~ Continuing Competence
  • Standard 3 ~ Ethical Practice
  • Standard 4 ~ Knowledge
  • Standard 5 ~ Evidence-based Practice
  • Standard 6 ~ Leadership
  • Standard 7 ~ Therapeutic Professional Relationship
  • Standard 8 ~ Professional Development
There are four major roles identified which they are responsible and accountable for their actions in nursing and midwifery practice:
  1. Clinical Nurse & Midwife
  2. Manager
  3. Preceptor & Mentor
  4. Researcher
 

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