The authors report no conflict of interest or relevant financial relationships.
Applying Ethical Practice Competencies to the Prevention and Management of Unintended Pregnancy
Version of Record online: 18 NOV 2011
© 2011 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obsteric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 40, Issue 6, pages 808–816, November/December 2011
How to Cite
Cappiello, J., Beal, M. W. and Gallogly-Hudson, K. (2011), Applying Ethical Practice Competencies to the Prevention and Management of Unintended Pregnancy. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40: 808–816. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01307.x
- Issue online: 18 NOV 2011
- Version of Record online: 18 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: AUG 2011
- Unintended pregnancy;
- ethical competencies;
- professional right of conscience;
- social justice
Using a case study that incorporates patient, nurse practitioner, and student perspectives, we address ethical principles of respect for autonomy, beneficence, and fairness; professionals’ right of conscience; and a social justice model for the discussion of prevention and management of unintended pregnancy. Through an ongoing process of self-reflection and values clarification, nurses can prepare for the challenge of applying ethical principles to the reproductive health care of women.