Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, 2008

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‘Identify a core principle from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of conduct (2008) and demonstrate how this may affect professional practise’ Not plagiarise or falsify coursework or clinical assessments.

Plagiarising or falsifying coursework or clinical assessments is an important emerging field within nursing and midwifery council. Plagiarism and falsifying are both austere terms which are both important and are seriously considered in the provision of health care. Plagiarism is ‘Copying another person’s written work and passing it off as your own’. (Collin 1999, p569) Falsifying is also ‘to change something to make it wrong or not real’. (Collin 1999, p272). This essay will discuss the numerous ways plagiarism and falsification can be perceived and revolves within healthcare and academic settings.

Strickland K (2011) analyzes that plagiarising can be inadvertent, pressurised or can be done intentionally. Having limited time, plagiarising work is the easiest option. This is the commencement for academic dishonesty and bad professional practise. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) clarifies plagiarism is a professional offence within the Nursing and Midwifery council, which obliges the team to be ‘open and honest, to act with integrity and to provide a high standard of practice and care at all times’. Employers could take disciplinary action again nurses and midwifes if they do not abide to the code and pre-registration students can be transferred to the university’s practice committee.

Kenny D (2007) as cited by Saunders EJ (1993) rationalizes that pre-registered nursing students training to enter this profession are prevalent to the nurse-patient relationship, were reliability, sincerity and integrity is needed. Therefore it is vital that nursing educators devote to constructing a tradition of honesty and professionalism provable all the way through academically and the beginning of training.

Shoo D (n.d) justifies medical...