Nursing Ethics and Professionalism Quiz

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How can a nurse promote autonomy?

By promoting client choice

What is a way for a nurse to promote human dignity?

By respecting privacy and confidentiality

How can a nurse be altruistic?

By mentoring others

What is a way for a nurse to promote social justice?

Promoting access to care

How can a nurse promote autonomy?

By partnering with the client

What is a way for a nurse to be altruistic?

By mentoring others

How can a nurse promote human dignity?

By maintaining patient confidentiality

How can a nurse promote integrity based on the ANA standards guidelines?

By being honest and following ethical framework accepted within the profession

What action by a nurse promotes social justice?

Being fair and consistent in care, promoting access, and participating in legislation

In what way can a nurse demonstrate altruism?

By selflessly providing care to all patients regardless of socio-economic status

What does 'valuing' involve according to the text?

Treasuring and involving pride and public affirmation

Which of the following best describes 'choosing' as per the text?

Choosing freely from alternatives after careful consideration of the consequences of each alternative

What is the essence of 'acting' based on the text?

Combining choice into behavior inconsistently

Which ethical approach focuses on the principle of not causing harm?

Nonmaleficence

Which ethical principle refers to the concept of respecting a patient's right to make their own decisions?

Autonomy

Which ethical principle focuses on the fair and equal distribution of resources and benefits within society?

Justice

What qualities are promoted in a caring relationship based on the text?

Empathy, compassion, and attentiveness

Which behavior is NOT encouraged in an ethical caring approach?

Competitiveness and indifference

What qualities are exemplified in a caring relationship based on the text?

Kindness and compassion

How can a nurse demonstrate empathy in a caring relationship?

By showing understanding and compassion towards patients' experiences

What is the role of kindness in promoting dignity and responsiveness in a caring relationship?

Kindness fosters trust and emotional support

What distinguishes moral distress from an ethical dilemma?

Moral distress involves a clear right thing, while ethical dilemma involves no clear right or wrong

In which situation do 2 or more ethical principles apply?

Ethical dilemma

What characterizes moral distress in the context of fulfilling a course of action?

Institutional or personal complications

What is the significance of the Bill of Rights in the healthcare workplace?

It outlines the basic rights and expectations of patients and healthcare providers

How does the ANA code of ethics contribute to professional performance?

By providing guidance on ethical decision-making and patient advocacy

What characterizes moral distress in decision-making?

A clear right action is known, but personal or institutional factors make it difficult to do the right thing.

In which situation do 2 or more ethical principles apply?

When there is no clear right or wrong, and multiple ethical principles apply.

What are the steps involved in the decision-making process according to the text?

Assessing the situation, diagnosing the ethical problem, planning, implementing decisions, evaluating outcomes

What is the ethical consideration related to providing all information to the patient before obtaining consent?

Disclosure, informed consent, and shared decision making

Which ethical consideration emphasizes respecting the entire family when providing care?

Norms of family life

What ethical consideration involves balancing the benefits and burden of treatment?

Balance benefits with harm

What is the ethical consideration related to ensuring patients have all the information to make informed consent?

Disclosure, informed consent, and shared decision making

How does the concept of power relate to ethical care?

challenge of any clinician and advocacy

What ethical concern relates to the fair and equal distribution of resources and benefits within society?

Allocation of scarce resources

Which ethical issue involves conflicts concerning technology and unprofessional competency?

Unethical or illegal physician practices

What are the primary concerns related to short staffing in healthcare?

Patient safety and quality of care

What ethical principle is concerned with the fair and equal distribution of resources and benefits within society?

Justice

Which ethical issue involves conflicts related to technology and unprofessional competency?

Unprofessional competency

What is the primary concern related to short staffing in healthcare?

Allocation of scarce resources

Study Notes

Promoting Autonomy, Human Dignity, and Altruism

  • A nurse can promote autonomy by respecting patients' right to make their own decisions.
  • A nurse can promote human dignity by valuing and respecting patients' autonomy and individuality.
  • A nurse can demonstrate altruism by prioritizing patients' needs over their own interests.

Promoting Social Justice and Integrity

  • A nurse can promote social justice by advocating for the fair and equal distribution of resources and benefits within society.
  • A nurse can promote integrity by being honest, trustworthy, and transparent in their practice.

Ethical Approaches

  • The principle of non-maleficence focuses on not causing harm to patients.
  • The principle of autonomy refers to respecting patients' right to make their own decisions.
  • The principle of justice focuses on the fair and equal distribution of resources and benefits within society.

Caring Relationships

  • A caring relationship involves valuing, choosing, and acting with empathy, kindness, and compassion.
  • Empathy is demonstrated by understanding and sharing patients' feelings.
  • Kindness promotes dignity and responsiveness in a caring relationship.

Ethical Decision-Making

  • Moral distress occurs when there is a conflict between ethical principles or between personal and professional values.
  • An ethical dilemma arises when two or more ethical principles apply.
  • Moral distress in decision-making involves balancing the benefits and burden of treatment.

The Role of the Bill of Rights and ANA Code of Ethics

  • The Bill of Rights ensures respect for patients' autonomy and dignity.
  • The ANA Code of Ethics contributes to professional performance by guiding nurses' ethical practice.

Decision-Making Process

  • The decision-making process involves providing patients with all necessary information to make informed consent.
  • The ethical consideration related to informed consent is ensuring patients have all the information to make informed decisions.

Ethical Concerns

  • The concept of power relates to ethical care by recognizing the imbalance of power between nurses and patients.
  • The ethical concern related to technology and competency involves conflicts concerning the use of technology and unprofessional competency.
  • The primary concern related to short staffing in healthcare is the impact on patient care and safety.

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