•“The law states that patients must be provided with written notice of their decision-making rights and of policies pertaining to advance healthcare directives in their state and in the provider organization. This means that patients have the right to direct and facilitate their own healthcare decisions; to accept or refuse medical treatment; and to prepare advance healthcare directives, or instructions specifying what actions should be taken in the event of incapacitation or illness resulting in one's inability to make decisions related to one's own health.” (Baack & Fischer, 2013)•Two ethical resonsabilities are are created from this eithical principle:Everyone is responsible for their own care through understanding an consentIndividual organizations such as nursing homes, hospitals, hospice organizations, etc must repsect and honor the indivduals wishes. (Baack & Fischer, 2013)
T H E F I V E E T H I C A L P R I N C I P L E S Fiduciary Duty•Fiduciary Duty requires organizations and providers to provide the best possible care to individuals who are seeking care and placing trust in the physician or organization.•“Virtually every state applies the same three legal criteria to describe the fiduciary's responsibilities: the duties of care, loyalty and obedience” (Sandrick, K. 2006. pg. 8)
T H E F I V E E T H I C A L P R I N C I P L E S C O N T.Beneficence•The ethical principle of beneficence dictates moral o obligation to act in a way that benefits others such as kindness, compassion, empathy, and understanding. •According to Baack & Fischer (2013) there are four components that those in the healthcare industry should abide by:1)Should not inflict harm or evil2)Should seek to prevent harm or evil3)Should always try to remove harm or evil4)Should do or promote goodNonmaleficence•The principles of nonmaleficence are in retrospect a companion set of principles to beneficence, nonmaleficence states the ethical and moral responsibility to do no harm or acting with malice towards a patient.