Nursing Ethics

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Nursing Ethics


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  • 1. 
    What is the best practice for a nurse to avoid law suites?
    • A. 

      Practice with the scope of your expertise

    • B. 

      Always put the patients rights and welfare first

    • C. 

      Observe proper documentation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What is the basis for the Good Sumaritan Law?
    • A. 

      Nurses are exempt from law suites providing they are under the care of a competent supervisor

    • B. 

      A licensed individual who in good faith renders emergency care at the scene of an emergency shall not be liable for any civil damages as the result of the act

    • C. 

      Nurses are obligated to assist the public in emergency situations

    • D. 

      All licensed nurses must maintain proper continuing education in their chosen discipline

  • 3. 
    What is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)?
    • A. 

      Healthcare coverage for patients

    • B. 

      Portable healthcare coverage that may be used for mental and physical health issues

    • C. 

      Healthcare law that promises competent care from nurses and doctors

    • D. 

      Sets rules and limits on who can look and receive health care information

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Procedures used by nurses that help establish proper care and documentation

    • B. 

      Gives nurses the ability to perform their duties in multiple locations at different times

    • C. 

      Law that determines where a nurse can work and under what type of conditons

    • D. 

      A document attesting that the patient has been informed and understands the nature of the procedure, the risks, possible outcome and alternatives of the said procedure

  • 5. 
    All of the following are true about Nursing Code of Ethics EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Nurses may decide on their own which is relevant documentation and which is not

    • B. 

      Know and function within the scope of practice

    • C. 

      Maintain patient confidence

    • D. 

      Provide healthcare without discrimination

  • 6. 
    What is the DNR?
    • A. 

      Do Not Repeat (procedure)

    • B. 

      Do Not Resuscitate

    • C. 

      Did Night Recall

    • D. 

      Doctor Noticed Recurrence

  • 7. 
    What is the purpose of ICN Code of Ethics?
    • A. 

      A document that provides a foundation for global ethical practice in nursing and is a guide for nurses' actions based on social values and needs

    • B. 

      A document used by the nursing profession that establishes proper use of coding medication

    • C. 

      A document that determines which medications to use and for which conditions

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What is the teleological theory?
    • A. 

      A theory which suggests that patients needs are based upon the financial means

    • B. 

      A theory that suggests older patients receive less competent care

    • C. 

      A theory wherein a nursing facilities overall morale will determine the level care patients receive

    • D. 

      A theory wherein the end or outcome justifies the means

  • 9. 
    What are the ABC's of healthcare ethics? 
    • A. 

      Accuracy, brevity and concise

    • B. 

      Altruism, beneficence, and compassion

    • C. 

      Autonomy, beneficence, and confidentiality

    • D. 

      Automatic, brave, and coarse

  • 10. 
     What is nonmaleficence?
    • A. 

      Noncompliance of proper medical procedures

    • B. 

      The prohibition from intentionally harming others

    • C. 

      Systemic unethical environment

    • D. 

      Rules and regulations practiced by only a few in a given medical environment

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      A process that involves direct manipulation of care that results in the intentional death of a patient

    • B. 

      An accidental death of a patient

    • C. 

      A patient who commits suicide while in the care of a medical professional

    • D. 

      Occurs when people do not interfere with the normal dying process

  • 12. 
    Aristotle developed the concept of:
    • A. 

      Virtue ethics

    • B. 

      Deontology

    • C. 

      Rationalism

    • D. 

      Utilitarianism

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      A formal process of making illogical and consistent decisions based upon one's beliefs

    • B. 

      A formal process of making logical and random decisions based upon moral beliefs

    • C. 

      A formal process of making logical and consistent decisions based upon religious beliefs

    • D. 

      A formal process of making logical and consistent decisions based upon moral beliefs

  • 14. 
    Florence Nightingale was a champion:
    • A. 

      Model for all nurses

    • B. 

      Nurse

    • C. 

      Social reformer

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    What is an emancipated minor?
    • A. 

      A person who divorces his/her parents and moves in with grandparents regardless of age

    • B. 

      Someone who was recently released from foster care and is now a ward of the state

    • C. 

      Person younger than 18 years of age who lives independently, is totally self-supporting, is married or divorced, is a parent even if not married, or is in the military and possesses decision-making rights

    • D. 

      None of the above