Flashcards in Chapter 7 Deck (22):
provide broad principles for determining and evaluating client care.
ex. The Code for Nurses developed by the International Council of Nurses
ex. American Nurses Association Code of Ethics
1. gather all information to determine if an ethical dilemma exists
2. examine his or her own values
3. verbalize the problem
4. consider possible courses of action
5. negotiate the outcome
6. evaluate the action taken
the obligation to tell the truth
the duty to do what one has promised
The employer is held liable for any negligent acts of an employee if the alleged negligent act occurred during the employment relationship and was within the scope of the employee's responsibilities.
law concerned with enforcement of agreements among private individuals
law concerned with relationships among persona nd the protection of a person's rights. violation may cause harm to an individual or property, but no grave threat to society exists.
law concerned with relationships between individuals and governments, and with acts that threaten society and its order.
a civil wrong, other than a breach in contact, in which the law allows an injured person to seek damages from a person who caused the injury
intentional touching of another's body without the other's consent
a false communication that causes damage to someone's reputation, either in writing (libel) or verbally (slander).
catholic church organ donation
orthodox church organ donation
islam (muslim) organ donation
body parts may not be removed or donated for tranplantation
jehovah's witness organ donation
organ transplant may be accepted, but the organ must be cleansed with a nonblood solution before transplantation.
orthodox judaism organ donation
organ donation may not be considered by family members, all body parts must be buried with the body
organ transplantation may be allowed iwth the rabbi's approval
consent of a minor sufficient when:
tx r/t substance abuse, STI's, HIV testing and AIDS tx, birth control services, pregnancy, or psychiatric services.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
make no reference tot he incident report form int he client's record
make a complete entry in the client's record regarding the indient
lists the medical tx that a client chooses to omit or refuse if the client becomes unable to make decisions and is terminally ill
durable powers of attorney
appoints a person (health care proxy) chosen by the client to make health care decisions on the client's behalf when the client can no longer make decisions