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APPLYING THE ETHICS OF CARE TO
YOUR NURSING PRACTICE
The model of care advocated involves:

• Attentiveness
• Responsibility
• Competence
• Responsiveness of the care receiver

2

A preexisting
moral
relationship What does this mean?

• Responsibility-based ethics
(ie. responding to others is
‘automatic’ and does not
need to be justified)
• Which is the opposite of
obligation-based ethics
(ie. one will only respond if
one recognises an obligation
to do so)

3

The four
elements
of caring

1. Attentiveness
2. Responsibility
3. Competence
4. Responsiveness
of the care
receiver

4

Ethical Principles
used in Healthcare

Autonomy
Nonmaleficence
Beneficence
Justice
Veracity

5

Ethical
Dilemmas

Conflict between two or
more ethical principles,
rights or duties
A choice between two or
more equally
unsatisfactory alternatives
Emotionally painful for all
involved

6

Ethical
Reasoning

Ethical decisions cannot
be made on intuition or
emotions alone
Decisions should be
made systematically
Decision-making
frameworks are useful

7

Commonalities in
Decision-Making
Models

Obtain - accurate information
a succinct clarification of the
essential ethical issues
• problem
Get-
careful application of appropriate
ethical principles
Make-
an ethically justifiable decision to
resolve the conflict
Make-
Apply- the decision in positive action
Evaluate- the outcome

8

Moral Decision Making Model

Identify- the facts
Determine - the relevant ethical principles
Consider autonomy,
beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice,
confidentiality/privacy
and veracity
Explore - the options
Act - and assess your
comfort with decision

9

Kerridge’s
7 steps for
Ethical
DecisionMaking

- State the problem
- Get the facts
- Consider the
ethical principles
- Consider how the
problem would look
from another
perspective
- Identify the
ethical conflicts
- Consider the law
- Make the ethical
decision

10

definition of caring

honour the human dimensions of nursing's work and inner life work and subjective experiences of the people we serve
developing and sustaining a helping-trusting, authentic caring relationship