Nurse Confidentiality

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I agree with your post that any nurse may find himself or herself with the ethical decision on whether to keep the confidentiality of the patient and not report the abuse or by law report that abuse to protect the abused victim. Have you ever found yourself in a situation of finding out someone is abused as a nurse? Research has shown that thirty-three percent of girls and about twenty percent of boys will be sexually abused before they reach the age of eighteen and that there are almost three million reports of child abuse yearly in the United States (Kassoy, 2015). With these statistics, the potential for a nurse to come across an abused child is high. It is imperative that a nurse be prepared on what needs to be done and know how to

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