Sample Criteria for DAISY Award for Ethics

As always, we encourage our DAISY Partners to create award criteria that are consistent with their organizational mission and values and that incorporate the importance of compassion in patient care.  For this award, we propose that Honoree selection also be consistent with the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses and The DAISY Foundation’s focus on extraordinary compassionate care. Following are some examples of extraordinary ethical behaviors that may be honored with The DAISY Ethics Award for Ethics in Leadership and Clinical Practice:

• Consistently demonstrates professional and ethical standards as defined in the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses

• Prioritizes ethical awareness and ethical decision making to address inequities and uphold ethical norms and values

• Substantially contributes to a healthy and ethical practice environment through positive interactions, compassionate action, and leadership

• With courage, promotes initiatives that advance ethical behavior within nursing and/or healthcare

• Is accountable for professional decisions, actions, and consequences

• Exemplifies respect for the inherent dignity and humanity of self and others by maintaining personal health, wellbeing, and integrity

• Applies evidence (such as research or EBP) to ethical issues to inform decisions, guide priorities, and/or budget allocations

• Protects human welfare and reduces health disparities of those providing and those receiving health care services