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Chapter 01


The three ethical principles to consider when making clinical decisions are? self determination, beneficence, and justice.
Respect for people is one of six basic ethical principles that nurses and other health care professionals should use as a basis for? clinical decision-making.
Respect implies that patients are treated as autonomous individuals capable of making? informed decisions about their care.
Patient __________ is referred to as self-determination or self-management. autonomy
The second ethical principle is beneficence, which? emphasizes the importance of preventing harm and assuring the patient’s well-being.
Nonmaleficence follows the QSEN core competency of safety, ensuring? patient SAFETY and preventing harm.
Fidelity refers to the nurse keeping his or her obligation to? follow through with care.
Veracity is the principle that the nurse has an obligation to tell the truth, to the? best of his or her knowledge.
Social justice refers to equality, which means that all patients should be treated? equally and fairly.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing identified nine nursing practice areas needing improvement, including? medications, communicating data and assessments, attentiveness to patients, clinical reasoning, prevention of errors or complications, timely intervention, interpreting orders, professionalism and advocacy, and mandatory reporting.
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