Unit 1-D Values, Ethics, Advocacy

  1. Autonomy
    • Ability of the client to make personal decisions, even when those
    • decisions may not be in the client’s own best interest.
  2. Beneficience
    • Agreement that the care given is in the best interest of the client; taking
    • positive actions to help others.
  3. Nonmaleficence
    Avoidance of harm or pain as much as possible when giving treatments.
  4. Justice
  5. Fidelity
    Keeping promises and commitments
  6. Code of Ethics
    • Set forth ideas of conduct within a group.
    • They are a set of ethical principles that are agreed upon and accepted by members of a group.
  7. Role of values in ethics
    Understand and have respect for others values while maintaining your own separate values
  8. Key steps to resolve an ethical dilemma
    • 1. Is the situation an ethical dilemma?
    • 2. Gather as much information as possible that is relevant to the case.
    • 3. Examine and determine your values about the issue.
    • 4. Verbalize the problem.
    • 5. Consider possible courses of action.
    • 6. Negotiate the outcome.
    • 7. Evaluate the action.
  9. Bioethics
    Practice of ethical considerations in health care situations
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Unit 1-D Values, Ethics, Advocacy
By Samantha Smith