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NURSING ETHICS SPECIALISTS, EXPERTS WITNESSES, IME NURSES and FORENSIC CONSULTANTS.



Nursing ethics is the discipline of evaluating the merits, risks, and social concerns of activities in the field of medicine.

Nursing ethics shares many principles with other branches of healthcare ethics, such as nursing ethics.

Ethical thinkers have suggested many methods to help evaluate the ethics of a situation. These methods provide principles that doctors should consider while decision making.


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Nursing ethics is the discipline of evaluating the merits, risks, and social concerns of activities in the field of medicine.

Nursing ethics shares many principles with other branches of healthcare ethics, such as nursing ethics.

Ethical thinkers have suggested many methods to help evaluate the ethics of a situation. These methods provide principles that doctors should consider while decision making.

Six of the principles commonly included are:

Beneficence - a practitioner should act in the best interest of the patient. (Salus aegroti suprema lex.)

Non-maleficence - "first, do no harm" (primum non nocere). Autonomy - the patient has the right to refuse or choose their treatment. (Voluntas aegroti suprema lex.)

Justice - concerns the distribution of scarce health resources, and the decision of who gets what treatment.

Dignity - the patient (and the person treating the patient) have the right to dignity.

Truthfulness and honesty - the patient should not be lied to, and deserves to know the whole truth about their illness and treatment (though certain exceptions are made for the proper use of placebos).