Chapter 22- Values && Ethics
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Refers to fairness and is used frequently in discussion regarding access to health care resources
“Do no harm”
“To be true to, or honest”
Refers to the freedom to make decisions free of external control
The nurse values autonomy above all other principles. Which patient assignment will the nurse find most difficult to accept?
a. Teenager in labor who requests epidural anesthesia
b. Middle-aged father of three with an advance directive declining life support
c. Elderly patient who requires dialysis
d. Family elder who is making the decisions for a 30-year-old female member
D- Family elder who is making the decisions for a 30-year-old female member
Focuses on the nature of relationships, especially those where there is a power
imbalance or a point of view that is not routinely accepted. Examples of
populations that are considered vulnerable include children, pregnant women,
incarcerated persons, and minority groups.
Refers to making decisions or “right-making characteristics”
Focuses on consensus building
Bioethics focuses on consensus building
Speaks to the greatest good for the greatest number
Which issue has increased the attention paid to quality of life
concerns in recent history?
a. Health care disparities
b. National movement regarding disabled persons
c. Aging of the population
d. Health care financial reform
B.- National movement regarding disabled persons
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