Legal/Ethical

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Legal/Ethical
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  1. Ethical rights and wrongs of nursing
    Code of ethics
  2. Ideas and beliefs of an individual or group
    values
  3. Accomodation to patients
    values clarification
  4. Character of behavior related to what is right and wrong
    ethics
  5. Adherence to basic ethical principles results in two conflicting courses of action
    ethical dilemma
  6. Examples of ethical dilemma
    • Friends doing wrong
    • Do you assist with death of patient
  7. Nurse knows the right thing to do but personal or institutional factors make it difficult to follow the correct course of action
    Ethical distress
  8. personal standard of right and wrong
    morals
  9. Well being of others
    altruism
  10. Examples of altruism
    • Calling Dr. when he doesn't want to be bothered
    • Helping out no matter who the person is
  11. Self deterimination
    autonomy
  12. Examples of autonomy
    Educating pt when he makes a health care decision
  13. Respect for the inherent worth and uniqueness of individuals and populations
    Human dignity
  14. Examples of Human dignity
    • Keeping patient covered
    • privacy
  15. Being honest and truthful
    integrity
  16. Treating everyone with the same respect
    social justice
  17. Life and death issues "Life sciences"
    Bioethics
  18. Concerned with ethical problems at the bedside
    clinical ethics
  19. Consequences outway the act (abortion)
    Utilitarian
  20. an action that is right or wrong independent of its consequences
    Deontologic
  21. Ethics combines elements of both utilitarian and deontologic theories and offers specific action guides for practice
    Principle based
  22. directs attention to the specific situations of individual patients viewed within the context of their life narrative
    Care based approach
  23. Formal study of ethical issues that arise in the practice of nursing and of the analysis used by nurses to make ethical judgements
    Nursing Ethics
  24. Avoid causing harm
    nonmaleficence
  25. Benefit the patient, balance benefits against risks and harms
    beneficence
  26. Kill me now
    beneficence
  27. Give each his of her due; act fairly
    justice
  28. Keep promises
    fidelity
  29. cant leave pt until another nurse is there to work
    fidelity
  30. Ethical statements of the obligations and duties of every individual who enters the nursing profession
    ANA code for nurses with interpretive statements
  31. without their consent to secure good or prevent harm
    paternalism
  32. Protection and support of another's rights
    advocacy
  33. agency's policy and procedure manual
    standards of care
  34. Most important law affecting your nursing practice
    Nurse practice acts
  35. Criminal law =
    statuatory law
  36. A wrong against a person or his or her property, but the act is considered to be against the public as well
    crime
  37. less serious crime than a felony
    misdemeanor
  38. Punishment for misdemeanor
    • fines
    • imprisonment for less than 1 year
    • with parole
  39. Punishment for felony
    more than 1 year in prison
  40. Wrong committed by a person against another person or his or her property
    tort
  41. Threat or an attemt to make bodily contact with another person
    assault
  42. action; assault that is carried out and includes every willful, angry, and violent or negligent touching of another person's body
    battery
  43. Gossip..."Mrs. so and so smelled so bad during her bath today."
    defamation of character
  44. Right to privacy and right to be left alone
    4th admendment
  45. Punishment for invasion of privacy
    • $250,000 fine
    • jail up to 10 years
  46. Cant force someone in righ mind to stay in hospital
    False imprisonment
  47. Lying on application
    fraud
  48. not following proper precautions for falls, turning
    negligence
  49. complete disregard for a patients life
    gross negligence
  50. When do you not need informed consent?
    xray or cat scan
  51. When do you need informed consent?
    • admission
    • diagnostic procedure
    • surgical treatment
    • experimental treatment
  52. When do orders have to be signed?
    within 24 hrs
  53. ambiguous means
    crazy
  54. protects health practitioners when giving aid in emergency situations
    Good Samaritan Law
  55. Which states dont have Good Samaritan Law?
    • Washington
    • Minnesota

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