16 terms

CRRN ETHICS

EThical and moral vocab
STUDY
PLAY
Deontology
Duty based ethics: consequences of decisions are more important that following rules
Utiltarianism
Situational ethics: actions lead to maximizing overall good "the ends justify the means"
Objectivism
Actions are considered morally right when they are in accord with our nature, promote good and avoid evil
Social equality and justice
Supports justice and equal rights for all through the development of positions that use a veil of ignorance so that decisions are not colored by specific details of those involved so that disadvantaged people can receive same benefits as others
Ideal observer
Decisions should be made by an impartial observer fully informed of the situationand the potential consequences of the decision
Autonomy
Patient has the right to choose; self determination
Nonmaleficence
Do no harm
Beneificence
Doing good
Advocacy
Standing for the client
Client fiduciary responsibility
Recognize costs to client when providing or withholding a treatment
Veracity
Truth telling: client needs information before he or she can consent
Ethic of care
Gives rise to compassion, equity, fairness, envisions problem in context
Reciprocity
Develop one's talents, integirty; be true to self, impartial, consistant, having respect for client's goals and values
Fidelity
Keeping promises
Sanction for life
Maintaining life rather than intent to end life
Patient Self Determination Act
Requires that people receiving medical care be given written information about their right to make decisions regarding end of life issues