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Accountability
to answer for one's own actions
advocacy
support of a cause. Advocate for the health and safety of a client. Also as a health advocate you must report incompetent, impaired, unethical, or illegal nursing care.
autonomy
refers to a comitment to include clients in decisions about all aspects of their care
beneficence
refers to taking positive actions to help others
code of ethics
a set of guiding principles that all members of a profession accept. ANA code of ethics is: Responsibility, Accontability, Advocacy, Confidentiality
Confidentiality
protection of the personal information that the healthcare team has about a client
consequentialism
a utilitarian system of ethics that values things by their usefulness. Main emphasis is on consequences (seems to include "the ends justify the means" type actions).
deontology
a traditional ethical theory that focuses on the intrinsic "rightness" or "wrongness" of actions regardless of outcomes.
ethic of care
a philosophy that focuses on understanding relationships, especially personal narratives
ethics
a study of conduct and character. It is concerned with determinging what is good of valuable for individuals, groups, and society
fidelity
to keep promises
justice
fairness - healthcare workers strive to provide fair and equitable treatment to all
nonmaleficence
a commitment to do no harm
responsibility
to maintain respect for obligations and follow through on promises
teleology
study of the ends or final causes. Related to utilitarian system of ethics
value
a personal belief about the worth of an idea
values clarification
identifying and defining values. This may be useful when resolving ethical dilemas and helps to separate facts from opinions.
Bioethics
is the study of controversial ethics brought about by advances in biology and medicine.
veracity
conformity to facts - habitual truthfulness
Steps to resolve ethical dilema
1 - Identify problem as an ethical dilema
2 - gather information
3 - clarify values, distinguish fact, opinion, value
4 - verbalize problem
5 - indentify possible courses of action
6 - negotiate a plan
7 - continuously re-evaluate plan over time