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professionalism

assimilation of nursing skills and knowledge integrated with dignity and respect for all human beings. It incorporates the assumptions and values of the profession while maintaining accountability and self-awareness

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autonomy

freedom of choice and responsibility for the choices

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beneficence

taking positive actions to help others

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nonmaleficence

avoidance of harm or hurt

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fidelity

agreement to keep promises

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professional nurse demonstrates what

-good interpersonal skills
-critical thinking ability
-empathetic, caring practices

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roles of professional nurses

-teach
-advocate
-assess
-manage care
-collaborate with other members of health care team

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ethics

study or examination of morality through a variety of different approaches

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in nursing, legal standards include

-clinical standards of care
-liability
-negligence
-malpractice

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bioethics

ethical questions surrounding

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clinical ethics

decisions made at the bedside

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research ethics

conduct of research using humans and animals

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organizational ethics

-formal and informal principles and values guide the behavior, decisions, and actions taken by members of an organization
-directs all aspects of an organization

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professional ethics

-ethical standards and expectations of a particular profession
-held to a higher standard because of privileged role in society
-code of conduct
-aimed at the highest ideals of practice

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ethical principles

assumptions for ethical behavior

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moral distress

when a person is unable to act on what he or she believes is the morally appropriate action to take or when a person acts in a manner contrary to his or her personal and professional values

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criminal laws

meant to prevent harm to society and to provide punishment for crimes

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nurse practice act

describes and defines the legal boundaries of nursing practice in each state

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uniform anatomical gift act

an individual who is at least 18 years old has the right to make an organ donation

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mental health parity act

forbids health care plans from placing lifetime or annual limits on mental health coverage that are less generous than those placed on medical or surgical benefits

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emergency medical treatment and active labor act

hospitals are mandated to treat and stabilize patients before transferring or discharging them.

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Americans with disabilities act

protects the rights of disabled people. Included in this statute are people who have HIV and AIDS.

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patient self determination act of 1991

requires health care institutions to provide written information to patients concerning their rights under state law to make decisions, including the right to refuse treatment, and to formulate advance directives.

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living wills

written documents that direct treatment in accordance with a patient’s wishes in the event of a terminal illness or condition.

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durable power of attorney

legal document that designates a person or persons of one’s choosing to make health care decisions when patients can no longer make decisions on their own behalf

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assault

may be actual, or it may result from a threatened action, such as giving a person an injection or threatening to restrain a patient who has refused a procedure

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battery

intentional touching without consent.

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false imprisonment

restraining a patient without justification

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malice

means that the person publishing the information knows it is false and publishes it anyway, or publishes it with reckless disregard for the truth

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libel

written defamation of character

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occurrence reporting

-provides a database for further investigation
-alerts risk management