Immanuel Kant - Theory/Ethics

  1. 0 I'm doing research on the moral & ethical theory of Immanuel Kant.

    The primary principle of Kant's ethics, "the duty to act" primary means that it everyone's duty to do what is right just because it is the right thing to do, without any ulterior motive. The outcome of the act, whether it is good or bad has no reflection on whether the person act was right or not, as long as it was done with the right intentions.

    Does anyone know how this theory is applied/or it's usefullness in today's healtchare setting?
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  4. Visit  BrazoriaLVN profile page
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    I'm sorry, but we really can't answer your homework questions. What do YOU think? There are many good articles in the nursing news section you could reference.
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  5. Visit  kcmylorn profile page
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    This is obvious your medical ethics assignment. This class is one where you should be doing all you own work. This is the class that is the foundation that teaches you CRITICAL THINKING. This not something you should be asking others to do for you. If a patient is in need of a critical intervention, your not going to tell them to hold it while you google AN. You must be an active participant. Read your assignments in Kant and digest what he is trying to say and then do your own application. Your instructor will tell you if it is correct or not- that what they get paid to. This is not the class to play hookie on.. This is the cornerstone of your 'BSN' nursing education. But what the he** would I know- I'm an old 1980 diploma grad.
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  6. Visit  tyvin profile page
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    Quote from kcmylorn
    This is obvious your medical ethics assignment. This class is one where you should be doing all you own work. This is the class that is the foundation that teaches you CRITICAL THINKING. This not something you should be asking others to do for you. If a patient is in need of a critical intervention, your not going to tell them to hold it while you google AN. You must be an active participant. Read your assignments in Kant and digest what he is trying to say and then do your own application. Your instructor will tell you if it is correct or not- that what they get paid to. This is not the class to play hookie on.. This is the cornerstone of your 'BSN' nursing education. But what the he** would I know- I'm an old 1980 diploma grad.
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  7. Visit  Whispera profile page
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    And....as Kant would say...it's the right thing to do, to do your own homework!
  8. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    Quote from BROWNEYEDNURSE13
    I'm doing research on the moral & ethical theory of Immanuel Kant.

    The primary principle of Kant's ethics, "the duty to act" primary means that it everyone's duty to do what is right just because it is the right thing to do, without any ulterior motive. The outcome of the act, whether it is good or bad has no reflection on whether the person act was right or not, as long as it was done with the right intentions.

    Does anyone know how this theory is applied/or it's usefullness in today's healtchare setting?

    Can you tell us what you are thinking? A lively discussion would be nice, but I'm not going to do your homework.
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  9. Visit  tyvin profile page
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    Maybe she Kant ... or is it that she needs experience in order to have an experience. To discuss Kant in the text of todays health care system could prove to be lively. All his writings have been reinterpreted for years according to who ever is interpreting them ... kind of like the Bible. To me he was like the yuppy of then modern philosophy. Here's a link that may enlighten ...

    http://www.google.com/url?url=http:/...mv3h9iVNbG3MRQ
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  10. Visit  BrazoriaLVN profile page
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    Quote from tyvin
    Maybe she Kant ...
    Very punny
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  11. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    Quote from tyvin
    Maybe she Kant ... or is it that she needs experience in order to have an experience. To discuss Kant in the text of todays health care system could prove to be lively. All his writings have been reinterpreted for years according to who ever is interpreting them ... kind of like the Bible. To me he was like the yuppy of then modern philosophy. Here's a link that may enlighten ...

    http://www.google.com/url?url=http:/...mv3h9iVNbG3MRQ

    Awesome video!
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  12. Visit  mazy profile page
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  13. Visit  vasfar2001 profile page
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    Well done.
  14. Visit  czyja profile page
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    I agree with the above-
    1.op ought to think about this and do her homework
    2. And discussion Kant would be interesting to have here.

    OP - please tell us what you think. Can you envision a sitituation where a nurse might to the morally right thing and have a bad outcome?

    I am interested in Herr Kant's views on autonomy/personhood. He argued that it is the possession of reason that makes us human. Thus in order to have autonomy we must be able to reason. Absent reason, autonomy is an illusion.

    This seems applicable to to concept of informed consent. For example, can a person in the emotional throws of a life threatening illness provide a truly informed consent? Isn't there something in the nature of catastrophic illness that impedes our ability to reason?

    I think there is. And I think this is important for us as nurses.
  15. Visit  Streamline2010 profile page
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    Every time someone mentions Immanuel Kant, I think of
    The Philosopher's Song - Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
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