One of the concepts learned this week was the incorporation of ethics into health policy and politics. Some of the topics included the ethics of influencing policy, professional ethics, reflective practice, and moral agency. According to your text, “ethics may be defined as the formal study of who we ought to be, how we should make decisions and behave” (Mason et al., 2016, p. 138). Please answer the following:

Describe the ethics of influencing policy.
What nursing documents promote safe, ethical, and moral standards in nursing.
Describe moral agency and its components.
Discuss conflicts between personal integrity and professional responsibilities.
Identify one principle of distributive justice and describe how nurses can promote it.

Advocating Safe, Legal, Moral and Ethical Standards in Nursing Policy and Politics