Ethics Code References
This page contains reference examples for ethics codes.
American Counseling Association. (2014). 2014 ACA code of ethics. https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2014-code-of-ethics-finaladdress.pdf
American Nurses Association. (2015). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nursing-excellence/ethics/code-of-ethics-for-nurses/coe-view-only/
American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct (2002, amended effective June 1, 2010, and January 1, 2017). https://www.apa.org/ethics/code/
- Parenthetical citations: (American Counseling Association, 2014; American Nurses Association, 2015; American Psychological Association, 2017)
- Narrative citations: American Counseling Association (2014), American Nurses Association (2015), and American Psychological Association (2017)
- References for ethics codes follow the same format as reports.
- When the author and publisher are the same (as in the examples), omit the publisher name to avoid repetition.
- To cite a specific section of an ethics code, create a reference to the full code and then indicate the specific section in the in-text citation. Use the language of the code to refer to sections (e.g., sections, provisions, standards). Here are some examples:
- Parenthetical citations to sections of an ethics code: (American Counseling Association, 2014, Section A.1.d.; American Nurses Association, 2015, Provision 1.4; American Psychological Association, 2017, Standard 3.04)
- Narrative citations to sections of an ethics code: American Counseling Association (2014, Section A.1.d.), American Nurses Association (2015, Provision 1.4), and American Psychological Association (2017, Standard 3.04)