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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

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CAMACHO RODRIGUEZ, Doriam Esperanza. Application of Environmental Bioethics to Professional Nursing Practice. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.1, e1644.  Epub Mar 01, 2019. ISSN 0864-0319.


Nursing professionals, as part of the health team, must actively participate in activities for preventing environmental risk factors, taking into account the ethical practice of the profession.


To identify how environmental bioethics is applied in the professional practice of nursing.


Systematic review of articles published from 2006 to 2016 in electronic databases such as Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, GREENFILE, MEDLINE, SciELO and Redalyc, using the descriptors bioética [“bioethics”], ética [“ethics”], enfermería ["nursing"], medio ambiente ["environment"], and salud ambiental ["environmental health"], in Spanish, English and Portuguese, as well as the consultation of the codes of ethics of nursing of the International Council of Nurses and the American Nurses Association. The data analysis was carried out in an Excel database.


Environmental bioethics is an issue that has been considered by international and national nursing organizations and, therefore, must be included in the professional practice of nursing.

Keywords : Bioethics; ethics; nursing; environments; environmental health.

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