Explain ethics related to home health care.
DefinitionExplanation should include
- the similarities and differences among the meanings of the terms ethics, professional ethics, personal ethics, ethical behavior, and work ethic
- ethical dilemmas, ethical considerations, and ethical decision making
- individual value systems
- the role of a home health aide in controversial situations
- the importance of ethical behavior in home health care.
- Why are issues such as receiving gifts ethical dilemmas for a home health aide?
- What is the importance of an individual’s value system as it relates to autonomy, accountability, standards of conduct, and the withholding/withdrawal of food and fluids?
- How might ethical considerations be a factor in issues such as right-to-die and donor-recipient allocations?
- What are some ethical issues that could affect client care?
- How do ethical issues differ from legal issues?
- How can confidentiality be an ethical as well as a legal issue?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
- synthesizing evidence from artifacts and primary and secondary sources to obtain information about events in Virginia and United States history;
- using geographic information to determine patterns and trends in Virginia and United States history;
- interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in Virginia and United States history;
- constructing arguments, using evidence from multiple sources;
- comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives in Virginia and United States history;
- explaining how indirect cause-and-effect relationships impact people, places, and events in Virginia and United States history;
- analyzing multiple connections across time and place;
- using a decision-making model to analyze and explain the incentives for and consequences of a specific choice made;
- identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and ethical use of material and intellectual property; and
- investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.