Autonomy Issues In Nursing

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Although the idea of autonomy dictates the capacity that one has to, “have the say-so about your own well-being” (Purtilo & Doherty, 2011) where that one can “the capacity to act on own decisions freely and independently” (Purtilo & Doherty, 2011). When it comes to the care of patients in the healthcare setting, there is a gray area an area left for individuals interpretation depending on the situation at hand. I have never worked as a psych nurse, but I years of experience working as an emergency department nurse and substantial numbers of patients are there for a mental issue and have a psychiatric diagnosis. Many of these problems and complaints are feeling suicide or attempts of suicide. Many of my patients have come out directly and

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