Anderson Ch 16 Law & Ethics - Nursing Leadership,...

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Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN Copyright © 2009. F.A. Davis Company Chapter 16 Ethics and Law in Nursing Management
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Copyright © 2009. F.A. Davis Company Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN Ethics Ethics is a branch of philosophy that examines ideal human behavior Ethical dilemmas are situations that result in a conflict of two or more fundamental values Values are the personal beliefs about the truth, thoughts, and behaviors of a person. Ethics and values are intertwined Different societies and cultures have different ethics Nurses should value differences Nurses need to develop a framework for ethical decision- making Ethics and Law in Nursing Management
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Copyright © 2009. F.A. Davis Company Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN Steps for Ethical Reasoning Identify issue based on individuals involved Clarify personal values as related to situation Identify all possible alternatives Determine the outcome for each alternative and the impact on individuals involved Ethics and Law in Nursing Management
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Copyright © 2009. F.A. Davis Company Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN Steps for Ethical Reasoning cont. List alternative outcomes on a scale from 1–10, 1 being the best Develop a plan of action for best choice Put plan into action and evaluate results closely Following these steps allows for documentation of decisions Ethics and Law in Nursing Management
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2010 for the course PRACTICAL NUPN 132 taught by Professor Ljnelson during the Spring '10 term at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

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Anderson Ch 16 Law & Ethics - Nursing Leadership,...

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