Patient Ethical Dilemma

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In the first scenario, the patient and his family members have different views on how to approach the patient’s health condition. This is one of those complicated ethical dilemma (situational dilemma) because the family wants the “best” for the patient and wants to proceed with the invasive procedure. On the other hand, the patient wants to approach his cancer in a more conservative way. But who ultimately determines what is “best” for the patient? As a nurse caring for this patient, my role is to be the patient’s advocate. Although the family may have fears of losing the patient from cancer, I as a nurse caring for this patient would respect his autonomy to choose how he wants his quality of life to be. However, there are factors that should

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