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the study of the moral principals of our interaction with other people
Commitment to standards
A philosophical discipline concerned with human obligations, duties and responsibilities
The system or code of morals of a particular philosopher, group, profession...

ethics

2

freedom from external control
people have the right to make their own decisions
surgical consent

autonomy

3

“doing good”
nurses are obligated to do actions that benefit client

beneficence

4

“do no harm “
can be complex
bone marrow transplant

nonmaleficence

5

fairness
insurance, health care services, organ transplant

justice

6

honoring one’s commitment
i.e., “I’ll be right back”

fidelity

7

telling the truth

veracity

8

ability to answer for one’s actions
TJC national patient safety guidelines

accountability

9

principles to right or wrong behavior

morals

10

protection of privacy
HIPPA (Health insurance portability and accountability act)

condifentiality

11

Defines actions as right or wrong on the basis of their own “right-making characteristics”

deontology

12

value is determined by it’s usefulness
focus on outcome or consequences of an action
sex education & risk of HIV

utilitarianism

13

It is a set of ethical principles that
Are shared by members of the group
Reflects their moral judgments over time
Serves as a standard for their professional actions

ANA NURSING CODE OF ETHICS

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CODE:

Advocacy
Responsibility
Accountability
Confidentiality

15

From the Latin (morale) pertaining to manners (mores)
Conduct or behavior of persons which reveals values or assumptions about good and evil
In accord with principles or standards of right conduct

moral

16

pain or anguish of a person who unwillingly participates in perceived moral wrongdoing

moral distress

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Patient's rights include:

making decisions regarding their care
actively involve in treatment
dignity/respect