Section Six

Legislation, Ethics and Advocacy in Mental Health and Addiction Nursing Practice

Upholding the rights and autonomy of persons with mental health condition and/or addiction is a critical nursing responsibility. This responsibility is integrally tied with ethical nursing practice and advocacy. For this reason, Section six addresses three correlating themes in the CASN/CFMHN (2015) Entry-to-Practice Mental Health and Addiction Competencies.

This section is divided into:

  1. 6.1 Legislation and Professional Accountability
  2. 6.2 Ethical Practice
  3. 6.3 Service to the Public