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The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics refers to self-care for nurses: “The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue personal and professional growth” ("Code of Ethics," 2017). Nurses should pay as much attention to taking care of themselves as they do their patients. This tenet can often get lost in the hustle and bustle of nursing, but adhering to it is essential. When you are dragging and depleted because you havenot consistently taken care of yourself, you are not able to give your best to others. You are also more likely to make safety errors, and this one issue is reason enough to start a consistent routineof great self-care (Blum, 2014).
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