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Nursing ethics: Quiz


Question 1: Nursing ethics shares many principles with ________, such as beneficence, non-maleficence and respect for autonomy.
ConscienceAristotleBioethicsMedical ethics

Question 2: Despite the move toward more ________ themes by some, there continues to be an interest in virtue ethics[6] in nursing ethics and some support for an ethic of care.
Deontological ethicsUtilitarianismPolitical philosophyJustice

Question 3: A way to maintain autonomy is for the person to write an ________, outlining how they wish to be treated in the event of them not being able to make an informed choice, thus avoiding unwarranted paternalism.
IntestacyAttestation clauseAdvance health care directiveCodicil (will)

Question 4: [7] In terms of mainstream ________, this may be interpreted as having a respect for autonomy.

Question 5: Another theme is ________ and this is an important principle in many nursing ethical codes.

Question 6: Although much of nursing ethics can often appear similar to ________, there are some factors that differentiate it.
Medical ethicsBioethicsConscienceAristotle

Question 7: It can be distinguished by its emphasis on relationships, maintaining ________ and collaborative care.
Reproductive rightsNatural and legal rightsHuman rightsDignity

Question 8: [5] Although much of the debate lies in the discussion of cases where people are unable to make choices about their own treatment due to being incapacitated or having a ________ that affects their judgement.
PsychiatryMental disorderSchizophreniaICD-10 Chapter V: Mental and behavioural disorders

Question 9: Whereas, traditional medical ethics allows this to be expressed through ________, this approach would not be compatible with nursing ethics.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelPolitical philosophyImmanuel KantPaternalism

Question 10: Nursing ethics is a branch of applied ethics that concerns itself with activities in the field of ________.
NursingLicensed practical nurseRegistered nurseNurse


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