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Character, Social Morality, Umbrella term for values and morals. The moral values of a group
ETHICS
Belief or attitude of the worth that you hold; seen in culture and religion
VALUES
Observation
Experience
Reasoning
HOW ARE VALUES AQUIRED?
The process of raising unconscious beliefs to the consciousness fostering awareness, empathy, insight and prioritization
VALUES CLARIFICATION
The organization of one's own values along a continum
-Arranged in order from MOST important to LEAST important
VALUE SYSTEM
Rules or principles that determine what human actions are RIGHT and WRONG.
-Individual's own personal beliefs
MORALS
Rules of social conduct, prinicples or regulations established by and enforced by the government
IN NURSING:
-Enforcing what a reasonable, prudent nurse would exercise in similar circumstances
LAWS
Based on MORAL reasoning and reflects VALUES
ETHICS
Right or Wrong Decisions based on human rights
-Abortion
-Euthanasia
-Stem Cell Research
BIOETHICS
Freedom of choice, an agreement to respect a person's decision

i.e. pre-op consent form(pt has right to put line through something they don't like because pt is of sound mind & body to decide this)
AUTONOMY
To be fair & equal to everyone regardless of race, color, creed, background. Everyone should have equal access to heathcare
JUSTICE
Being faithful, trying to keep your promises.

i.e. come in pt's rm, they request morophine, you say you'll be right back, if they are not due med, let them know you checked and that they aren't due
FIDELITY
Taking positive action to help others to do good; may cause temporary discomfort
i.e. giving babies immunizations but the shot hurts the baby
BENEFICENSE
To do no harm(least pain)
i.e. giving IV pain med instead of IM (maybe give IV which they already have as opposed to IM just because you want to practice
NONMALIFICENCE
To tell the truth, lying is rarely justified, lying causes pt to develop mistrust
VERACITY
Multidisciplinary committee may include people from the community, consulted to support the process of ethical issues disputed. They don't make the decisions
ETHICS COMMITTEE
Looks at the outcome no matter what you do "The end justifies the means"
UTILITARIAN
Looks at the act that you're doing to come up with the end result
DEONTOLOGY
1.Collect, analyze and interpret data
2. Look at dilemma
3. Consider choice of action
4. Look at advantages & disadvantages, come up with choice
5. Act upon it
TOOLS USED TO HELP SOLVE ETHICAL DILEMMA
To own up to
RESPONSIBILITY