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One of the essential characteristics of a true profession. A guideline for members of a professional group used for self-regulation of the group.
Code of Ethics
________ _____- the written standards that detail the responsibilities of a particular group.
Professional code
______- A duty to conform to a rule or custom.
Obligation
_____ provide guidance and standards by which professionals can be judged
Codes
First ethical code was made by the Greek physician _________
Hippocrates.
______ _____- foundation for most ethical codes in health care.
Hippocratic oath
First code of ethics for dental hygienists was created in ____.
1927
The _____ maintains the code of ethics and the executive staff monitors it.
ADHA
______ ______- a process utilizing critical-thinking skills to arrive at a judgment or conclusion.
- Ability to discern right from wrong
- Commitment to do the right thing
Decision making
The process by which ethical decisions are made using a structured format.
Ethical analysis
A mode of choosing what is universal.
Moral principles
The process of interpreting a situation from a moral perspective; involves making inferences about thoughts, feelings, and perceptions of others; understanding.
Moral sensitivity
In which moral responsibilities point in one direction and personal inclinations in another.
Moral weakness
The question of whether a moral obligation exists and its scope.
Moral uncertainty
Exists when obligations or responsibilities are in conflict.
Moral dilemmas
Frustration from perceived powerlessness when what is happening appears to be wrong and the person is unable to act ethically.
Moral distress