Beneficence In Nursing

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mask on. Mr. Martin was asking me constantly to take the mask off and I had to explain to him that it was in his best interest to keep this on because of his worsening acidosis and low oxygen levels in his blood. Gelling (1999) says beneficence is the requirement to benefit the patient and is the underlying principles in medicine, healthcare and research, and non-malefiences assumes that no harm should come to the patient. This is a difficult situation as the principles of beneficence and non-malefience clash, as in the situation Mr. Martin’s blood gases and work of breathing were getting worse, which was a major contributor to his confusion. As the nurse my responsibility is to ensure that no harm come to him, so removing the face mask for a break would have …show more content…

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