I understand that specific ailments might deem impossible to treat hence calling for a family consultation. Importantly, families tend to welcome discussions so that possible ways of ending pain such as mercy killing can take effect. However, regulations laid to safeguards ethics in a nursing arena remain straight to the point that all patients should be treated following stipulates of the healthcare institution. In simple terms, in gaining a clear understanding of wrongness and
But on the other hand, they need consider whether telling truth would help or make situations more worst. Ethical dilemma among health care professional arises, either telling the truth or withholding the truth would benefit the patient. In health care settings, truth telling about terminal care is a common ethical dilemma: either by telling truth or withholding the truth is the main concern. More often, doctors and nurses work closely
Relevant legal and ethical considerations, focusing on the 4 main ethical principles and how each of these apply to this case using research evidence. Focusing on the ethical theory of Beauchamp and Childress, it is considered one of the most fundamental elements for beginning a discussion in the Not for resuscitation (NFR) debate. (Fornari, 2015). The four main ethical principles, autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence and justice hold the grounding block for issues of this nature. End of life care is an imperative characteristic of acute stroke nursing, as stroke mortality rates remain high, regardless of enhancements in the health care industry.
However, perception is reality and the patient’s self-report of pain is what should be used to determine pain intensity. (Berman & Synder). Major barriers to better pain control for nurses and patients relate to inadequate reporting and assessment of pain. Many clients will not voice their pain unless asked about it, therefore the nurse must initiate the assessment. By taking a pain history the nurse can attempt to understand how the pain is affecting the patient and how they are coping with it.
These factors include trust, support, mutual respect and collaboration when a colleague is sick (Norris, 2012). This incident had prompted me to think about several important aspects of nursing for me. Nurses should apply human factors knowledge to clinical settings to enhance teamwork and workplace culture. Human factors application is important for patient safety. The underlying reasons for clinical errors are often associated with poor communication, teamwork, leadership, and assertiveness in the clinical settings.
Educating nurses on the principles of nursing ethics give them the appropriate tools to base ethical decisions upon. Nevertheless, this information is then moulded by the values, beliefs and experiences of the nurse. Therefore, very different choices may be made regarding the same dilemma. Restraint must only be used: (1) as a last resort only, when it is absolutely necessary to protect the patient’s or others’ safety; (2) as safely as possible; (3) with respect for the patient’s human dignity; and (4) under the supervision of a doctor (The Mental Health Act, 2008). Restraint can be categorised into: physical, chemical, mechanical, technological and psychological.
LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN ELDER Ethics is the science: - relation to moral action and one’s value system. Ethics which promotes the philosophical and theological study of morality, night, standards. The most common legal and ethical issues in geriatric care are the identification, analysis and resolve of moral problems which occurs during geriatric care. Although the approach to resolution of these issues is same for all age groups, the physiologic and social reserves of the elderly place them at greater risk of adverse outcomes. The fact that the elderly often lack the support of family and friends makes them especially vulnerable to the automatic and sometimes deviation of their systematic health.
This topic was very difficult for me to assess or even formulate a solid opinion on as it is a very deep and complicated case. Throughout nursing school, I have been taught that respect for patient autonomy is an important and indispensable principle in the ethical practice of clinical nursing. Legal tenets recognize the importance of this principle and the inherent right of patients of sound mind and properly informed, to make their own personal medical decisions. In the course of everyday medical practice, however, challenging cases may result in ethical dilemmas for the patient, the medical team, and the hospital. Resolution of these dilemmas requires a thorough understanding of the underlying principles that allow the clinician to make
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