Running Head: THE FOUR ETHICS OF NURSING Bates 1 The Four Ethics of Nursing Tyler Bates Kaplan University 08/30/2017
The Four Ethics of Nursing Bates 2 The Four Ethics of Nursing Nurses, like any other profession, wants to be a respected community of professional. It is not something that can be bought, but is showed through the work and the decisions made by the people in the community every day. It can be quite hard to do the right thing all the time, especially when there can be differing views on what is considered ethical. Fortunately, there is some rules that nurses must go by to assist with ethical dilemmas. Beauchamp and Childress have found a nice way to come up with rules the satisfy the main 2 ways of thought, utilitarian and deontological. The 4 ethical rules include autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. The first item, not in any particular order, is autonomy. Healthcare professionals have moved to an idea to value autonomy. The patient must be allowed to not only make his/her own decisions. Not only should healthcare professional support and respect the patient’s decision, but
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- Summer '17
- Roxanne Gould