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
Commitment to include client in decisions in all aspects of care
Taking positive actions to help others. This practice encourages the urge to do good for others
Avoidance of harm or hurt.
Agreement to keep promises. supports the reluctance to abandon clients and following through with care offered to clients
A set of guiding principles that all members of a profession accept. Helps professional groups settle questions about practice and behavior
Code of ethics
Part of the code of ethics. Refers to the willingness to respect obligations and to follow through on promises
Part of the code of ethics. Refers to the ability to answer for one's own actions.
Sets the accountability standars
To support a cause. As a nurse, you support health, safety, and the rights of the client
HIPPA madates protection of the client's personal health information
a personal belei about the worth of a given idea, attitude, custom, or object that sets standard that influence behavior
Begins in childhood and is shaped by our many family experiences. Schools, government, and religous tradition reinforce or challenge these
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
Defines actions as right or wrong.
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
Proposes that the value of something is determined by its usefulness. Measures the effect that an act will have.
Focuses on the inequalities between people.
Emphasizes the importance of understanding relationships, especially as they are revealed in personal narratives
Ethics of care
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
If something is not on the pt's chart...
It does not count!
True or false. oftentimes, clients will share info with the nurse and not with their personal physicians.
central to discussion about futile care, cancer therapy, physician assisten suicide and DNR (do not resuscitate)
Quality of life
Interventios unlikely to produce benefit for the client
Allocating Scarce Resources
a key issue in discussion about access to care
produes difficult working conditions and affects client outcomes
The nursing shortage
True or False, Any person involved in an ethical dilemma are able to request access to an ethics committee.