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ethical codes

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

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ethical reasoning

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

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veracity

the obligation to tell the truth

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fidelity

the duty to do what one has promised

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Respondent superior

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.

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contract law

law concerned with enforcement of agreements among private individuals

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civil law

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.

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criminal law

law concerned with relationships between individuals and governments, and with acts that threaten society and its order.

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tort law

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

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battery

intentional touching of another's body without the other's consent

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defamation

a false communication that causes damage to someone's reputation, either in writing (libel) or verbally (slander).

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catholic church organ donation

acceptable

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orthodox church organ donation

discouraged

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islam (muslim) organ donation

body parts may not be removed or donated for tranplantation

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jehovah's witness organ donation

organ transplant may be accepted, but the organ must be cleansed with a nonblood solution before transplantation.

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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

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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.

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HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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incident reports

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

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living will

lists the medical tx that a client chooses to omit or refuse if the client becomes unable to make decisions and is terminally ill

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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

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required to report

child/elder abuse or domestic violence
dog bite
gunshot
stab wounds, assaults, and homicides
suicides