Ethical Violation In Nursing

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Ethics Violation The American Nurses Association talks of nurse advocacy in the code of ethics as important in providing quality care for patients. In the code of ethics, provision 3 of the code of ethics states, a nurse should promote, protect and advocate for the health, rights, and safety of the patient. In the scenario, the provision 3 of the ANA code of ethics is violated as the effort to advocate for the patient is blocked and thus leaving the patient suffering in the hands of the physicians (American Nurses Association, 2005). Nurses play a vital role when it comes to the care of patients which include advocating for the patients since they have the closer relationship with their patients and tend to understand the needs and cases…show more content…
The ANA code of ethics directs nurses to ensure that they practice with compassion and respect for dignity, uniqueness and worth of every patient. Nurses should thus provide care to all patients with the same degree of professionalism and compassion which does not allow for bias. Lastly, nurses should ensure that patients are presented with freedom from suffering. Nurses need to ensure that they are able to help or manage suffering from their patients. The suffering could be emotional, psychological or physical. According to the ANA ethics, the ethical principle of Nurse Advocacy is being violated when the nurse is blocked from helping a patient who is in pain get drugs to reduce the pain and also in the case where the nurse is prevented from helping patients move to a better medical…show more content…
Cases of airing concern by the nurse might be risky for their career, but the risk of airing such concerns do not eliminate the obligation held by a nurse to address life threatening issues faced by a patient. A nurse is obligated to speak and act in the ways which will provide sufficient support for the safety of the patient. In the situation addressed, the nurse is unable to assist since the effort to air their view and concern to advocate for the patient is shut by the management and the physician in
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