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ethics that encompass all those perspectives that seek to understand human nature and behavior, the domain of social science, and the natural world
approach to bioethics that directs attention to the specific situations of individual patients viewed within the context of their life narrative
branch of bioethics concerned with ethical problems that arise within the context of caring for patients
ethical system in which actions are right or wrong independent of the consequences they produce
the ability to behave in an ethical way; to do the ethically right thing because it is the right thing to do
situation that arises when attempted adherence to basic ethical principles results in two conflicting courses of action
occurrence when the nurse knows the right thing to do but either personal or institutional factors make it difficult to follow the correct course of action
type of ethical approach that aims to critique existing patterns of oppression and domination in society, especially as these affect women and the poor
like ethics, concerned with what constitutes right action; more informal and personal than the term ethics
a subset of bioethics; formal study of ethical issues that arise in the practice of nursing and of the analysis used by nurses to make ethical judgments
action-guiding theory of ethics that states that the rightness or wrongness of an action depends on the consequences of the action
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