Ethics in Practice

Ethical codes are systematic guidelines for shaping ethical behaviour. This session discusses how nurses and midwives make ethical decisions in their practice.

This session includes an overview of how to maintain professional boundaries, and some case studies where professional boundaries have not been maintained.


Powerpoint presentation: Ethics in Practice


Ethics in Practice: Reflective Practice Questionnaire (download and save the questionnaire to your computer prior to completing)

Useful links

NMBA – Code of Ethics

From 1 March 2018, the International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics for nurses is in effect for all nurses in Australia and the International Confederation of Midwives Code of Ethics for midwives is in effect for all midwives in Australia.

These documents replace the NMBA Code of ethics for nurses – August 2008 and the NMBA Code of ethics for midwives – August 2008

Obtaining your CPD certificate

Please fill in this form to obtain a CPD Certificate for the completion of this session.