No Good Deed Analysis

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Ethical Perspective The book No Good Deed brings up many ethical issues that can be discussed. In the world of nursing there are specific issues that will be seen more than others. The ethical issue of nurses providing care that they feel is necessary for their patient yet others do not feel it is necessary is often an issue. Beneficence plays a large role because where is the fine line of doing good become doing harm? Kim talks about how comfort care measures were to be done for Rose. She mentions that as a nurse she will provide comfort measures to her patient by any means. To some this statement may sound malicious but to others it may sound comforting. Kim pushed to have the order of morphine to be increased and the sole reason was because she felt that Rose looked and expressed herself to be in pain. The order was increased but even so Kim and Amy thought he dose was not appropriate. If the patient has…show more content…
When I think about where I stand with the ethical issues that are brought up throughout the book I think back to why I wanted to be a nurse. Seeing the joy and happiness of people when you can do something to improve their pain or their horrible situation makes me feel like I’m important and I can make a difference. I just want to help people. If I can do anything no matter how big or small and they get something out of it, then I did my job. I understand why Olga may have suspected that the nurses did give more morphine than ordered. I personally would never give more than what was ordered but I would be calling and annoying the residents and physicians so much that they would eventually see that these women needed more pain medication. I am doing my job by getting the patient what they need. I think even in their last hours of life they should be a priority and never be thought as less because they are
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