Flashcards in Ethics Deck (20)
_________ was FIRST moral leader
____ Nightingale Pledge considered first ethical code
A formal statement of a group’s ideals and values
Code of Ethics
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
An action is right
or wrong in itself,
regardless of the
good that comes
out of it. Emphasizes duty
Obedience to rules.
The right action is the one that will produce the greatest amount of good or the least amount of harm
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
All people should be treated as equals from birth
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.
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.
CULTURE DIVERSITY MAKES ETHICAL DECISION MAKING MORE CHALLENGING.
Applies the knowledge
and process of ethics
to examine ethical
problems in health care.
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.
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
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.
The principle of truth telling
Requires that we act in ways that are loyal
keeping our promises
doing what is expected of us
performing our duties and being trustworthy.
fair distribution of benefits/burdens in society based on needs and contributions of its members
Distributive justice or Utility
Human dilemma & puzzling moral problem in which a person, group or community can see justified reasons for both.