Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing University of Phoenix Nursing 391 Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Marianne, the 79-year old woman who presented with a hemorrhagic stroke in a recent case study, brings up thought for ethical debate. Her outlook is poor, with or without surgery, and she has no advanced directive. Her husband and children cannot come to an agreement on whether life support should end or if all resuscitative measures should be attempted. The following paper will discuss
Questions for Critical Thinking Caps Worksheet Read the description of the six caps and the “Case Study for Six Caps” on p. 175 of Professional Nursing. Answer the following questions individually. Then, discuss your answers in your Learning Team forum online. After you have discussed each question and achieved a consensus, compile a group response, which will be submitted as a Learning Team assignment. White cap: What pieces of information are needed to assist the family in making a decision
1. What do we mean when we say the word ethics? What are some sensitive ethical issues nurses are faced with today? According to Butts and Rich (2013), ethics is defined as “the study of ideal human behavior and existence, focused on understanding the concepts of and distinguishing between right and wrong” (p. 448). It is an active process that must be supported by theoretically based arguments (Rogers & Bolyard, 2014). Some ethical issues that nurses might be faced with in a clinical practice
The Ethics of Plagiarism As a nurse educator, one of my students plagiarized a final paper. The purpose of this paper is to delineate the ethical principles involved in this situation, the ethical decision-making models that have been used in the past, the newer ethical model that I used, including the sources of information that I have considered, and the consequences for the student. Lastly, I will describe why I chose one path of action versus other paths.
the patient, she should be given ample time to contemplate and weigh all the available options and services. When health is compromised, informed decision-making can take more time than usual. One aspect of the Eight Primary Dimensions of Patient-Centered care asserts: “Respect for patient's values, preferences, and expressed needs: includes attention to quality of life, involvement in decision making, preservation of patient's dignity, and recognition of patient's needs and autonomy” (Yoder-Wise
for its creation, and the ethical challenges it brings. Adhering to the essential ethical principles during the policy development process safeguards a sensible approach to finding an adaptive combination of health care system components. Keywords: Ethics, healthcare, healthcare reform, policy development, issues, healthcare politics Health Care Reform: Ethical Challenges in the Era of Change The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers new ways for healthcare consumers and providers to hold insurance
The Ethics of Plagiarism As a nurse educator, one of my students plagiarized a final paper. The purpose of this paper is to delineate the ethical principles involved in approaching this situation, the ethical decision-making models that have been used in the past, the newer ethical model that I used, including the sources of information that I have considered, and the consequences for the student. Lastly, I will describe why I chose one path of action over other paths.
learnt in healthcare, this seemed to me almost the opposite way of working as I was used to and so I wish to reflect upon this. I intend to look at why confidentiality is so important within healthcare and how it relates to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Code. I will look at the
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Scotland 2004). Leadership in nursing involves an amalgamation of clinical, academic, executive and political facets. Hence, there is the contingency for nurses to be leaders at the bedside, in universities, in the boardroom and in a political capacity (Gallagher and Tschudin 2010). The clinical nurse leader position is an emergent dynamism as health care endeavours to cope with the challenges of today’s intricacy and result orientation. (Gerard, Grossman and Godfrey). Nursing leadership is critical for