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10 Cards in this Set

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to the right of all persons to make rational decisions free from external pressures. Individual self-determination. An example is a patient who is of rational mind refuses and imaging procedure or refuses a biopsy.
All acts must be meant to attain a good result or to be beneficial. It requires that actions prevent and/or avoid harm and does the most good for the patient. We must plan our patient care to avoid harmful outcomes.
All patients have a right to privacy of their information concerning their personal state of health and other personal information unless not revealing that information would cause great harm to the patient or society. Hippa is the law that guarantees the right to privacy. You must follow it. Generally, there will be no good reason for you to disclose any personal information except in rare cases to a physician.
Some actions may produce a good and bad effect. Four criteria must be fulfilled In order for these acts to be permissible
i. The act is good or morally neutral
ii. The intent is good, not evil, even though a bad result may be forseen
iii. The good effect is not achieved by means of an evil effect
iv. The good effect must be more important than the evil effect, or at least must have a good balance between favorable and unfavorable.
v. Radiation exposure can be harmful, but the diagnosis obtained aids in restoring a patient to health.
role fidelity means fulfilling one’s commitments of the profession, and remaining within the scope of practice. It refers to being true to your word and not promising something outside of your ability to achieve results.
all persons being treated equally or receiving equal benefits according to need. You must not favor one patient over the other or treat patients differently. Justice is also the distribution of resources.
this principle refers to the duty to refrain from inflicting harm, and the duty to prevent harm. It is the principle that requires that we always practice patient safety
the attitude that health care providers often take that we know what is best for the patient and make decisions regarding patient care without first consulting the patient. It violates patient autonomy. We are sometimes justified in paternalism in instances in which not acting would do more harm than the lack of patient input into that decision.
Sanctity of Life
the right to life is the highest good and nobody has the right to judge that another person’s quality of life is so poor that his or her life is not of value. You cannot make life or death decisions about a patient based on your own personal values.
Honesty in all aspects of your professional life. You must be honest with your patients, coworkers, and yourself.