Nursing Ethics and Professionalism Quiz

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What is the field within applied ethics that focuses on ethical issues related to biology and life sciences?

Bioethics

Which term refers to the assumptions we make about ourselves, about others, and the world based on faith rather than fact?

Beliefs

What is the term for a psychological struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs or wishes?

Conflict

Which term refers to codes of conduct behavior that put values into practice as actions?

Morals

What is the term for a situation in which two or more moral obligations, rights, or ideals come into conflict with one another?

Dilemma

Which term refers to a systematic, rational way to work through dilemmas and determine the best course of action in the face of conflicting choices?

Ethics

What is the working definition of morality according to the text?

Morality involves respecting others and ourselves, aiming for their good as well as our own

According to the text, where do morals come from?

Morals come from individual internal beliefs

What is the relationship between ethics and morals according to the text?

Ethics guide societal behavior, while morals are personal compasses of right and wrong

How are ethics different from morals, as mentioned in the text?

Ethics focus on societal conduct, while morals are personal beliefs of right and wrong

What is the need for ethics in society, as mentioned in the text?

Ethical behavior is important to ensure a society functions in an orderly manner

According to the text, why do people act unethically?

In many instances, both reasons may exist

How does the text define morals?

Morals are ultimately a personal compass of right and wrong

What is the origin of the word 'ethics', according to the text?

'Ethics' comes from a Greek word meaning 'character'

According to the text, what do moral values involve?

'Moral values' involve beliefs, behaviors, and ways of being derived from doing ethics

Why is ethical behavior considered necessary for a society to function in an orderly manner?

Because ethical behavior promotes trust and stability within a society

Study Notes

Ethics and Morality

  • The field of applied ethics that focuses on ethical issues related to biology and life sciences is bioethics.

Critical Thinking

  • Faith assumptions are the assumptions we make about ourselves, others, and the world based on faith rather than fact.

Psychological Concepts

  • A psychological conflict is a psychological struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs or wishes.

Ethics in Practice

  • Codes of conduct are codes of behavior that put values into practice as actions.
  • Ethical dilemmas occur when two or more moral obligations, rights, or ideals come into conflict with one another.

Ethical Decision-Making

  • Ethical decision-making is a systematic, rational way to work through dilemmas and determine the best course of action in the face of conflicting choices.

Morality and Ethics

  • Morality is the working definition of what is right and wrong, and is based on personal values and beliefs.
  • Morals come from cultural, religious, and personal values and beliefs.
  • Ethics is the study of morality, and involves the systematic analysis of moral values and principles.
  • Ethics is more abstract and theoretical than morals, which are more concrete and practical.
  • Ethics is necessary in society to provide a framework for making decisions and to promote social cohesion.

Why Ethics Matters

  • People act unethically due to factors such as personal gain, pressure, and self-interest.
  • Morals are based on personal values and beliefs, and involve the principles of right and wrong.
  • The word ethics originates from the Greek word "ethos", meaning character.
  • Moral values involve the principles of right and wrong, and are based on cultural, religious, and personal beliefs.
  • Ethical behavior is considered necessary for a society to function in an orderly manner because it promotes social cohesion, trust, and respect for others.

Test your knowledge of nursing ethics, professionalism, and terminologies related to ethics in nursing. This quiz covers the definition of ethics, bio-ethics, morals, values, beliefs, attitudes, conflicts, and dilemmas in nursing, as well as the importance of ethics and the criteria and characteristics of a professional nurse.

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