Case Analysis : Whose Pain Is It Anyway?

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Case Analysis: Whose Pain is it Anyway? GNUR 6058: Ethics Fall 2014 Abigail Evans University of Virginia School of Nursing Approx grade: 91 Overall 20 Dilemma 10 Framework 10 Bkgrnd 10 Analysis 20 Conclusions 10 Org 5 Grammar 5 APA 5 Case 5 18 10 8.5 10 16 8.5 4.5 5 4.5 5 On my honor, I have neither given nor received assistance on this paper. AEE. Introduction In the case of “Whose Pain is it Anyway?” Mr. T is admitted to the orthopedic unit after an open reduction of a fractured ankle. After receiving acetaminophen, he continues to complain of severe pain. Nurse V notifies his surgeon, who had not ordered narcotics because of Mr. T’s prior history of addiction, that the pain was not controlled. Despite the patient…show more content…
Framework Principalism is a framework for analyzing ethically challenging cases in healthcare and is comprised of four moral principles—respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. In the case of Mr. T, three of the four principles will be applied. Autonomy Repsect for autonomy Autonomy includes three primary conditions: (1) liberty (independence from controlling influences), (2) agency (capacity for intentional action), and (3) understanding (through informed consent) (Beauchamp & Childress, 2009, p. 100). According to Beauchamp & Childress (2009) to respect autonomous agents, one must acknowledge their right to hold views, to make choices, and to take actions based on their personal values and beliefs (p. 103). Respect for autonomy implies thaturges caregivers to respect theassist a patient in achieving? Heed? the autonomous choices of their patients. From there, patients can act intentionally and with full understanding when evaluating medical treatment modalities. Autonomy also includes a set of rules, one of which requires that providers honor patient decision-making rights by providing the truth, also known as veracity (Beauchamp & Childress, 2009, p. 103). In this case, several facets of the principle of respecting autonomy, specifically veracity, informed
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