Chapter 3: Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues (terms)

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Chapter 3: Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues (terms)
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Chapter Ethical Social Legal Issues terms nMurray McKinney

Chapter 3: Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues (terms) Murray, S. S., & McKinney, E. S. (2010). Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing (5th ed.). Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA: Saunders Elsevier.
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  1. Rules or principles that govern right conduct, specifically those that relate to health care
  2. Ethical model stating that the right course of action is the one dictated by ethical principles and moral rules
    Deontological model
  3. An adolescent younger than the age of majority (usually 18 years)who is considered developmentally competent to make certain medical decisions independent of a parent or guardian
    Emancipated minor
  4. A situation in which no solution seems completely satisfactory
    Ethical dilemma
  5. Rules of principles that govern right conduct and distinctions between right and wrong
  6. Ethical model based on the belief that every person has human rights
    Human rights model
  7. Negligence by a professional person
  8. Nurse licensure that allows nurses to hold licenses in their states of residence and practice in other states that also recognize the home state�s license; also known as a multistate licensure compact
    Mutual recognition
  9. Failure to act in the way a reasonable =, prudent person of similar background would act in similar circumstances
  10. Laws that determine the scope of nursing practice in each state
    Nurse practice acts
  11. Level of care that can be expected of a professional as determined by laws, professional organizations, and health care agencies
    Standard of care
  12. Procedures determined by nurses, physicians, and administrators that allow nurses to perform duties usually part of the medical practice
    Standard procedures
  13. Ethical model stating that the right course of action is the one that produces the greatest good
    Utilitarian model