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Ethics: Marquis

Ethical Issues that apply to Nursing

Ethics Systematic Study of what a person's conduct and actions should be with regard to self, other human beings, and the environment; it is the justifications of what is right or good.
Problems with Nurse-Leaders in Ethics Have different Ethics than clinical nurse, is discipline and not profession, so has not a defined purpose and no set norms to ethical decision making.
Two different nursing ethics Nurse Manager and Clinical Nurse
Types of Ethical Issues (In Order): Moral uncertainty or conflict, moral distress, moral outrage, moral/ethical dilemma
Four types of ethical frameworks Utilitarianism (for the group), duty-based reasoning, rights-based reasoning, and intuitionist (case-by-case)
Ethical relativism vs. ethical universalism Relativism says that it depends on the popularity of the idea, universalism is universal regardless of culture, age, leadership, etc.
Ethical Principles Autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, paternalism, utility, justice, veracity, fidelity, confidentiality
Code of Ethics Created by professions and associations to display the standards of the profession--not legally binding. ANA Code of Ethics, Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice, etc.
MORAL decision making model Developed by Crisham Massage the dilemma Outline option Review criteria and resolve Affirm position and act Look back
Working towards ethical behavior includes Separating legal and ethical issues, collaborating with ethics committees, creating ethical work environments, using Institutional Review Boards
Created by: kalensnyder