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Bioethical Principle

College life

TermDefinition
Autonomy each person is able to determine his/her own destiny with due regard to the individual's considered evaluation and view of the world.
Nonmaleficence does not require an individual to perform any action, it just asks that you do not harm another; modern day medicine has made this difficult because they make people better but have serious side effects
Beneficence promote health for the patient above all other considerations; brings up the question of futility of care.
Justice requires that individuals be treated according to what is due, fair, and owed
confidentiality ethical principle or legal right that physician or other health professional will hold secret all information relating to a patient, unless the patient gives consent permitting disclosure
role fidelity scope of practice; the basic ethical principle that health care providers must be true to
vercity truth telling; health care workers don't always want to tell the whole truth, or they do and it is not allowed.
constitutional law all law that regards privacy, confidentiality, right to refuse treatment, etc
statutory law legislative; law that governs practice
common/case law precedent; cases that are decided everyday from past years
responsibility to provide safe, accurate, and competent care in accordance with your preparation, experience, and moral values
liability legal responsibility for your actions that fail to meet standards of care, that will cause another person harm
accountability being responsible for your own actions, and accepting the consequences of your behavior
negligence failure to exercise the degree of care that you would normally exercise under the same circumstance
malpractice a professional persons wrongful conduct, failure to meet a standard of care which results in harm to others, applied to professionals
duty a legal or moral obligation to another
breach of duty any violation of omission of a legal or moral duty
causation the breach of duty that causes the injury, can be very difficult to prove, and the most difficult to understand at times
damages actual injury occurs
law this is what has to be done
ethics this is what should be done, system of valued behaviors that govern proper conduct to ensure proper conduct and protection of an individuals rights
risk management this is what is chosen to be done
ethical code a written list of professional values and standards of conduct, provides a framework for decision making, and usually exceeds but never falls short of the boundaries established by the law
ethical dilemma when there is no perfect solution and a choice is made between two equally unfavorable choices
values concepts or beliefs that give meaning to ones life and provides a framework for your decisions and actions
value conflicts when events force one to act against one's beliefs
morals standards of right and wrong that you learn through socialization
uncertainty feeling something is not right but unable to identify it clearly
dilemma two or more morals involved to honor one would violate the other
distress the moral conflict is identified but institutional protocol prevent morally appropriate action
turpitude wickedness
sociocultural changes attitude about women and their roles, beliefs and practices related to family and marriage, values that society places on life, demographic changes
values concepts or beliefs that give meaning to ones life and provides a framework for your decisions and actions
value conflicts when events force one to act against one's beliefs
Created by: Kaitlyn.Mcafee