What is the definition of ethics?
The doctorine of morals, moral philosphy, a system of moral principles.
(morals: personal standards of right and wrong, a judgement about behavior)
What are the priniciples of health care ethics?
independece, self determination, self reliance
(informed consent: an agreement based on full disclosure of risks, benefits, alternative and consequences of refusal)
Fairness or equality
Faithfulness, striving to keep promises
Actively seeking benefits, promotion of good
Actively seeking to do no harm
To keep others from becoming aware/ familiar with information about the client unless associated with care