Flashcards in Ethics in Nursing Deck (9)
What are the ethical principles nurses should abide by?
What does autonomy mean?
independence: for the patient
What does beneficence mean?
What does nonmaleficence mean?
do no harm
What does Veracity mean?
What does fidelity mean?
What does justice mean?
fair and equal
What is the ethical decision making framework?
1: Clarify the ethical dilemma
Who are all affected by this situation?
Which ethical principles apply?
Time frame to consider
2. Gather additional data
As many facts as possible
Up to date on any legal cases or precedents
3. Identify your options
Usually multiple, otherwise no dilemma!
4. Make a decision
After considering ethical principles and weighing options
Refusing to make a decision is not professional behavior
Usually collaborative effort
How did it go? What could we do better?
If not resolved, more deliberation?
Consider future outcomes based on this one.