Chapter 17 Ethics and Law in Nursing Management

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Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

The theory of utilitarianism states that an ethical decision is based on the greatest good for the

greatest number of people. This theory often leaves out which of the following groups?

  1. Elderly people
  2. Those who are in a minority
  3. Patients who, for the most part, can independently care for themselves
  4. Certain ethnic groups

You are a nurse manager on the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. You periodically make rounds, observing and

checking on your staff and residents. You do this on a regular basis throughout your shift because:

  1. your facility requires you to do so.
  2. the policy manual states this as a regulation.
  3. you are responsible for the behavior of those you manage.
  4. state law requires this action.

Your orientation as a nurse manager in a long-term care facility was done quickly. You are unsure of some of the regulations relating to your new position. As a responsible nurse manager, what should you do to remedy this situation?

  1. Review your agency regulations and know the Nurse Practice Act.
  2. When a situation comes up, ask the staff what the normal procedure is.
  3. Call the state board of nursing.
  4. Call the state department of health.

You are a student practical nurse assigned to a medical-surgical unit. The night before going to the clinical area, you are very tired and fail to look up your patient’s diagnosis as assigned. Which of the following is appropriate?

  1. Ask your friend to quickly give you the information during shift report.
  2. Look up the information while your patient is eating breakfast.
  3. Use break time to get the information you need.
  4. Tell your instructor what happened as soon as you arrive in the clinical area.

You are an LPN employed in your first job. A resident complains to you about the care and

incompetence of a nurse on the previous shift. Which of the following actions is most appropriate?

  1. Discuss the situation with another staff member.
  2. Argue with the resident.
  3. Agree with the resident.
  4. Report the incident to your head nurse or supervisor.

 

 

Chapter 17: Ethics and Law in Nursing Management Answer Section

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. ANS: 2
Use of the utilitarian approach often neglects those who are in a minority and may have special or serious needs.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 17 OBJ: Objective: 2
KEY: Content Area: Ethics & Law | Integrated Processes: Caring| Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Knowing

2. ANS: 3
A nurse manager has additional legal responsibilities. As a manager, you are responsible not only for your own behavior, but also for the behavior of those whom you supervise.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 17 OBJ: Objective: 3
KEY: Content Area: Ethics & Law | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

3. ANS: 1
When you obtain a management position, you must be responsible for informing yourself about laws and agency regulations that apply to your position. It is also a good idea to informally increase your knowledge through nursing journals and newspapers.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 17 OBJ: Objective: 4
KEY: Content Area: Ethics & Law | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

4. ANS: 4
It is not ethical behavior for you to get the information you need from others or make do with limited information. Go to the instructor immediately so that the instructor can assist you in getting the correct information you need to provide safe patient care.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 17 OBJ: Objective: 1
KEY: Content Area: Ethics & Law | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

5. ANS: 4
Reporting the error to your supervisor is the appropriate action. The supervisor is then responsible for speaking to the resident and finding out what happened. Also, every person in the healthcare system has the absolute right to be protected from being discussed by inappropriate persons.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 17 OBJ: Objective: 1
KEY: Content Area: Ethics & Law | Integrated Processes: Caring | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

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