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Morals
private, personal, or group standards of right or wrong
Ethics
systematic study of right and wrong conduct in situations that involve issues or morals
Moral Distress
when nurses are unable to carry out their moral decisions
participate
Moral Outrage
when they percieve others behaving immorally
not participate
Whistleblower
someone who identifies an incompetent, unethical, or illegal situations/actions and reports it to someone higher power
Impaired Nursing Practice
when ability to perform essential functionsis diminished by chemical dependency or mental illness
Value
personal belief you have about the worth of something
Value System
list of values ranked on a continuum
Beliefs
something one accepts as true with or without proof
Value Neutrality
put our values aside to become nonjudgemental
Autonomy
person's right to choose and ability to act on that choice
Nonmalficence
duty to do no harm and to prevent harm
Beneficence
duty to do or to promote good
Fidelity
faithfullness- obligation to keep promises
Veracity
to tell the truth
Distributive Justice
fair distributions of benefits and burdens
Compensatory Justice
compensating fro wrongs that have been done
Procedural Justice
in processes require a rank or order - first come first serve of delivery
Consequentialist Theory
rightness or wrongness depends on consequences of act instead of the act itself
Utilitarianism
value of action determined by usefulness
Deontology
considers action to be right or wrong independent of consequences
based on moral rules and unchanging principles
Ethics of Care
emphasizes role of feelings
1. caring = central force
2. promoting dignity & respect
3. attending to particulars
4. cultivating responsiveness
5. redefining fundamental moral principles
Professional code of ethics
1. inform public about standards
2. demonstrate nursing commitment
3. outline major ethical considerations
4. provide general guidelines
5.guide self-regulating functions
6. remind us of responsibilities
Ethical Decision Making
M-massage the dilemma
O-outline the options
R-resolve the dilemms
A-act by applying chosen option
L-look back and evaluate
Ways to improve ethical decision making
use theoretical knowledge
use self-knowledge
consult reliable sources
share
evaluate