Np Ethical Issues

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The NP is this case has a couple of ethical issues to address. First, patients have the right for their health information to be protected; therefore discussing the diagnosis with his wife would be a violation of privacy. On the other hand, his wife should have the right to know about and seek treatment for a disease that could cause complications and even death. Furthermore, she has a right to make an informed decision about appropriate prenatal care and whether to continue with the pregnancy (The Center for HIV Law and Policy,

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