IPE_midterm_review[1] - 1.) Goal of professional ethics: To...

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1.) Goal of professional ethics : To deliver a caring response to a patient 2.) A Caring Response : fundamentals 1.) Elements of human nurturance 2.) Patients as the primary focus of loyalty 3.) Limits guided by the patients vulnerability b/c of the health-related concern 4.) Recognition of it as a professional responsibility involving duty 5.) The condition that it be individualized 3.) The Role of Conscience: Importance : expression of the whole person, Response from the heart Freedom of conscience : responsibilities -a correct conscience is one that applies moral norms to particular cases in conformity with right reasons -theologically it refers to a formed, rational judgment about what is right and wrong in the particular circumstances of an action -must be well formed, needs to be educated -requires critical realism: morality based on reality Limits : state licensing laws -written into laws governing professional practice are both responsibilities and rights -moral repugnance focuses on specific procedures -institutional policies: conscience clause protections 4.) Autonomy : “self rule”. Patients right to self-determination concerning medical care. Patient is primary locus of medical decision-making 5.) Beneficence: to do good; duties to prevent harm, remove harm, and promote the good of another person (patient). Obligation of HCP to act in the best interest of the patient 6.) Nonmaleficence : do NO HARM. Prohibits the infliction of harm, injury, of death upon others. 7.) Informed Consent : morally and legally required to obtain the patients informed consent to all medical treatments and procedures. Obligated to provide all medical info. necessary for the patient to make an informed decision.
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Elements or requirements: -professional disclosure -patient comprehension -patient voluntariness (willingness without coercion) -patient has decision- making capacity (DMC) Process : HP skills needed are: 1) Good communication 2) Good listening skills 3) Good interpretive skills
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course IPE 370 taught by Professor Michelle during the Fall '10 term at Saint Louis.

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