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what is social justice?

● Is the fair distribution of societys benefits, responsibilities and consequences. It focuses ont he relative position of one social group in relationship to others in society as well as on the root causes of disparities and what can be done to eliminate them


T/F Not all societies experience broad, systematic oppression nd inequities such as racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism

F. all do


Every indiv contributes to oppression and inequity even if unintentionally and therefore is responsibile also for contributing to the achievement of social political and economic parity



SJ helps to align well with CHN bc CHN value what?

SDOH/socioenv'tal context of health and SJ strives for equality/equity and well-being for everyone


what are the 10 attributes of social justice? (just review these- don't think we need to memorize)

1. Equity
2. Human rights
3. Democracy and civil rights
4. Capacity building: capacity building refers to giving strength to indiv and institutional skills, capabilities, knowledge and ex through coaching training, resource networking and technical support
5. Just institutions
6. Enabling environments
7. Poverty reduction
8. Etical practice
9. Advocacy
10. Partnerships-that foster SJ are based ont he equitable sharing of roles and responsibilities among institutions and individuals across


what are 3 features that distinguish SJ from principle based approaches of bioethics?

1) SJ is concerned with the ethical use of power in healthcare. professional power is the influence stemming from the professional position we hold
2)SJ views the person as unique, connected to others, interdependent, vulnerable, and unequal in power
3) attending to SJ elicits concern for everyday life not just crises like euthanasia


what is everyday ethics?

pertains to how nurses attend to ethics in carrying out their aily interactions, including how they approach their practice and reflect on the pts they serve


what are the four ethical principles for public health interventions?

harm principle, least restrictive or coercive means, reciprocity, and transparency


what is harm principle? (ethical principles for public health interventions)

▪ Dv by John Stuart Mill (1859-1974). The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will is t prevent harm to others. His own good either physical or moral is not a sufficient warrant


what is least restrictive or coercive (ethical principles for public health interventions)

means that the full force of gov't authority and power should not be used unless less-coercive methods are unavailable or have failed. education, negotiation and discussion should come before regulation and incarceration


what is reciprocity? (ethical principle for public health interventions)

indicates if a public action is warranted, social entities, such as a public health department are obligated to assist individuals


what is transparency? (ethical principle for public health interventions)

the way in which decisions are made. all relevant stakeholders should participate in decision making in an accountable and equitable fashion that is free of political interference or coercion


what is a professional boundary?

in a nurse client relationship has been defined as the point at which the relationship changes from professional and therapeutic to non-professional and personal.

crossing boundary- misusing the power in the relationship to meet his/her own personal needs rather than the needs of the client


what is (community) empowerment?

community empowerment refers to the process of enabling communities to increase control over their lives


what is this:
the moral aim is to promote the health of the population as a social good that allows people to purse other valued ends



what are some key terms associated with capacity building?

empowerment and advocacy


what are the 4 key elements that must be proven to make a finding of negligence?

that there was a relationship between the person bringing the claim and the person being sued, that the defendant breached the standards of care, that the plaintiff suffered a harm, that the harm suffered was caused by the defendants breach of the standard of care


when is a nurse-client relationship established?

the instant the nurse offers assistance and the client accepts it


when is duty of care established?

when a nurse owes a duty to another- the nature and extent will depend on the circumstances