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Ethics and values


Accountability State of being answerable for one's actions-
Advocacy Process whereby a nurse objectively provides pts. w/ the info they need to make decisions and supports the pts. in whatever decisions they make
Autonomy Ability or tendency to function independently
Beneficence Doing good or actively promoting doing good; one of the four principles of the ethical theory of deontology
Code of ethics formal statement that delineates a profession's guidelines for ethical behavior.
Confidentiality Act of keeping info private or secret; in health care the nurse only shares info about a pt.w/ other nurses or health care providers for the pt. care--info can only be given w/ pts. consent.
the doctrine that the morality of an action is to be judged solely by its consequences. Consequential-ism
Traditional theory of ethics that proposes to define actions as right or wrong based on the characteristics of fidelity to promise, truthfulness, and justice Deontology
Principles or standards that govern proper conduct Ethics
Delivery of health care based on ethical principles and standards of care Ethics of Care
Agreement to keep a promise Fidelity
Ethical standard of fairness Justice
Nonmaleficience Fundamental ethical agreement to do no harm. Closely related to the ethical standard of beneficence
Responsibility Carrying out duties associated w/a particular role
Teleology the explanation of phenomena by the purpose they serve rather than by postulated causes.
Utilitarianism Ethic that the value of something is determined by its usefulness
Value Personal belief about the worth of a given idea or behavior
Created by: ldepina20