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_________ was FIRST moral leader

Nightingale

2

____ Nightingale Pledge considered first ethical code

1910

3

A formal statement of a group’s ideals and values

Code of Ethics

4

To inform public about minimum standards of the profession and to help them understand professional nursing conducts

To provide a sign of the profession’s commitment to the public it serves

To provide general guidelines for professional behavior

To guide the profession in self-regulation

To remind nurses of special responsibility assumed when caring for clients.

Nursing Code of Ethics

5

An action is right
or wrong in itself,
regardless of the
good that comes
out of it. Emphasizes duty
rationality &
Obedience to rules.

Deontology

6

The right action is the one that will produce the greatest amount of good or the least amount of harm

UTILITARIAN/CONSEQUENTIALISM

7

Individual rights need to be balanced with social responsibilities: we do not live in isolation

People are shaped by the values and culture of their community

Communitarianism

8

All people should be treated as equals from birth

EGALITARIANISM

9

FOCUSES ON BROAD ISSUES SUCH AS POWER, GENDER, and socioeconomic structures.
FEMINISTS are men and women who hold a WORLDWIDE VIEW IN ADVOCATING ECONOMICAL, SOCIAL and POLITICAL EQUITY FOR WOMEN so EQUAL TO MEN.
WOMENS THINKING AND MORAL EXPERIENCES ARE IMPT AND OPPRESSSION OF WOMEN IS MORALLY WRONG
SOCIAL JUSTICE and POLITICAL ACTION ARE MNDATED.

Feminine Ethics

10

Situations where the nurse is not able to act in a manner consistent with their own values, cultural expectations and religious beliefs.

Situations where nurses recognize that there is a moral problem, have a responsibility to do something about it, but cannot act in a way that preserves their integrity.

Moral Distress

11

CULTURE DIVERSITY MAKES ETHICAL DECISION MAKING MORE CHALLENGING.

Multiculturalism

12

Applies the knowledge
and process of ethics
to examine ethical
problems in health care.

Bioethics

13

Based on human dignity/ and respect for individuals

Individuals are permitted to choose those actions and goals
that fulfill their life plans unless those choices result in harm to others.

Autonomy

14

Do no harm

We need to act in ways that so not cause needless harm or injury.

Practice within the standards of care and produce least amount of care possible

Nonmaleficence

15

to do good

An obligation to perform actions that enhance or maintain the dignity of other persons whenever those actions do not pace an undue burden on health care providers.

Beneficence

16

The principle of truth telling

Veracity

17

Requires that we act in ways that are loyal

keeping our promises
doing what is expected of us
performing our duties and being trustworthy.

Fidelity

18

fair distribution of benefits/burdens in society based on needs and contributions of its members

Distributive justice or Utility

19

Human dilemma & puzzling moral problem in which a person, group or community can see justified reasons for both.

Ethical Dilemma

20

When one is unable to act ethically due to constraints (either personally or institutionally)

Moral Distress