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Intro to PT-final


define individual (REALM) The individual realm is concerned with the good of the patient/client and focuses on rights, duties, relationships, and behaviors between individuals. It deals with the least complex problems.
define institutional/organizational (REALM) The institutional/organizational realm is concerned with the good of the organization and focuses on structures and systems that will facilitate organizational or institutional goals.
define societal (REALM) The societal realm is concerned with the common good and is the most complex realm.
moral sensitivity (INDIVIDUAL PROCESS) involves recognizing, interpreting, and framing ethical situations.
moral judgement (INDIVIDUAL PROCESS) Moral judgment requires deciding on right versus wrong actions. This process involves generating options, selecting, and applying ethical principles.
moral motivation (INDIVIDUAL PROCESS) Moral motivation places a priority on ethical values over other values, such as self-interest, status, or financial gain. Professionalism is a primary “motivator” for ethical behavior.
moral courage (INDIVIDUAL PROCESS) Moral courage involves implementing the chosen ethical action, including the development a plan and perseverance in the face of barriers and adversity.
issue/problem (ETHICAL SITUATION) Important values are present or may be challenged.
dilemma (ETHICAL SITUATION) Two alternative courses of action may be taken, both of which fulfill an important duty, and it is not possible to fulfill both obligations. Kidder21 describes this as a “right versus right” decision.
distress (ETHICAL SITUATION) You know the right course of action but are not authorized or empowered to perform it. Note-may present as a later “complication” of any of the ethical situations. Ethical distress is often identified during the implementation phase of decision-making.
temptation (ETHICAL SITUATION) Involves a choice between a “right” and a “wrong,” and in which you may stand to benefit from doing the wrong thing. Kidder describes this as a “right versus wrong” situation.
silence (ETHICAL SITUATION) Ethical values are challenged, but no one is speaking about this challenge to values. This may actually be the course taken by an individual who is experiencing moral distress.
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