Ch 22

  1. The study of conduct and character. It is concerned with determining what is good or valuable for individuals, or groups on individuals, and for society at large
  2. Commitment to include client in decisions in all aspects of care
  3. Taking positive actions to help others. This practice encourages the urge to do good for others
  4. Avoidance of harm or hurt.
  5. Being fair.
  6. Agreement to keep promises. supports the reluctance to abandon clients and following through with care offered to clients
  7. A set of guiding principles that all members of a profession accept. Helps professional groups settle questions about practice and behavior
    Code of ethics
  8. Part of the code of ethics. Refers to the willingness to respect obligations and to follow through on promises
  9. Part of the code of ethics. Refers to the ability to answer for one's own actions.
  10. Sets the accountability standars
  11. To support a cause. As a nurse, you support health, safety, and the rights of the client
  12. HIPPA madates protection of the client's personal health information
  13. a personal belei about the worth of a given idea, attitude, custom, or object that sets standard that influence behavior
  14. Begins in childhood and is shaped by our many family experiences. Schools, government, and religous tradition reinforce or challenge these
    Value formation
  15. Can be challenging for some. Ethical dilemmas many times occur in the presence of conflicting values. To Resolve an ethical delimma, it will be important to differentiate between value, fact, and opinion
    Values Clarification
  16. Defines actions as right or wrong.
  17. If you try to decide about the ethics of a controversial medical procedure, this will guide you to focus on how the procedure ensures fidelity to the clietnt, truthfulness, justice, and beneficence
  18. Proposes that the value of something is determined by its usefulness. Measures the effect that an act will have.
  19. Focuses on the inequalities between people.
    Feminest ethics
  20. Emphasizes the importance of understanding relationships, especially as they are revealed in personal narratives
    Ethics of care
  21. Name the steps in processing an Ethical dilemma
    Ask if this an ethical dilemma, gather all relevant info, clarify values, verbalize the problem, indentify possible courses of action, negotiate a plan, evaluate the plan
  22. If something is not on the pt's chart...
    It does not count!
  23. True or false. oftentimes, clients will share info with the nurse and not with their personal physicians.
  24. central to discussion about futile care, cancer therapy, physician assisten suicide and DNR (do not resuscitate)
    Quality of life
  25. Interventios unlikely to produce benefit for the client
    Futile care
  26. Allocating Scarce Resources
    a key issue in discussion about access to care
  27. produes difficult working conditions and affects client outcomes
    The nursing shortage
  28. True or False, Any person involved in an ethical dilemma are able to request access to an ethics committee.
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Ch 22
nursing ethics and values