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1420-Chapter 4

Chapter 4-Ethical and Legal Issues

Ideals or concepts that give meaning to the individual's life. Values
"The greatest happiness principle" Utilitarianism.
An ethical decision that looks at the end results of the decision. Action is taken based on the results that produce the most good (happiness) for the most people. Utilitarianism
The principle or motivation on which the action is based that is the morally decisive factor. Kantianism
Our actions are bound by a sense of duty Kantianism
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you Christian Ethics
"Do good and Avoid Evil" Natural Law Theory
Espouses that what is right and good is what is best for the individual making the decision. Ethical Egoism
A situation that requires an individual to make a choice between two equally unfavorable alternatives. Ethical Dilemma
Refers to one's duty to benefit or promote the good of others. Beneficence
The requirement that health care providers do no harm to their clients. Nonmalifience
One's duty to always be truthful Veracity
Requires that the health-care provider tell the truth and not intentionally deceive or mislead clients. Veracity
The touching of another person without that person't consent is a violation of what type of civil law? Intentional Tort. p. 65
How long after a pt. is restrained must the pt. be seen by a physician? One Hour
Orders for restrains or seclusion must be reissued by a physician how often for someone 18 years or older. Every 4 Hours
How often must a client who is restrained be assessed? Every 10-15 minutes with regard to circulation, respiration, nutrition, hydration, and elimination
Oral defemation Slander
Written defemation Libel
The unconsented touching of another person Battery
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