The ethical guidelines and principles that guide nurses in the protection of the elderly abuse are as follows: • Be understanding kind and caring to all patients that are in your care • Protect patients privacy and dignity while in your care • Always listen to what the patient is telling you and ty your best to help them and make them feel safe, secure and cared for. • Keep a kit book of all the patient’s belongings and keep all the patients valuables in a safe which they may collect once they are ready to go home. • Make sure the patient understands the procedures and medicine being taken • Also ask the patient for consent before performing any procedure or administering any medication. • Speak to the patient in a manner and language in
My Ethical lens inventory was to Relationship Lens. I use my reasoning skills Ethical Issue Related to Patient’s Safety 4 (rationality) to determine what processes and systems should be put into place to assure fairness and justice for all in the community (equality). Relationships lens means Fair Systems. For example, what relationships are important? what is a just system?
In this case study the primary nurse, Amelia Wilkerson, is caring for a patient, Katy Palmer who has recently been admitted to the hospital for fatigue and abnormal lab counts. The patient asks Amelia for information regarding her diagnosis. Amelia has seen Katy’s results and knows that she has been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. The ethical dilemma seen in this situation is that it is outside of the scope of practice for Amelia to discuss Katy’s original diagnosis with her.
Introduction As an advanced practice nurse, one is bound to be faced with various ethical legal dilemmas that in most cases require urgent decision making that involve both moral and ethical considerations. Ethical dilemmas are basically situations where there are two available courses of action that completely contradict each other. The nurse has no choice but to make a decision between the two choices because each of the two decision choices is equally urgent and each of them seems to be the right one. This is what makes dealing with ethical legal dilemmas very stressful for both new nurses and experienced ones.
According to the Nursing Code of Ethics and advocacy guidelines from the Edelman & Mandle text, the ethical and advocacy responsibilities nurses have when promoting health across the lifespan is very broad. Nurses’ responsibilities are depending on the patient’s needs or care. According to Elderman, Kudzma, & Mandle (2014) “Codes of ethics offer guidelines on not only about responsibilities for ensuring good care but also about responsibilities for recognizing and addressing barriers to service” (p. 110). The textbook by Edelman et al, outlines those essential responsibilities of nurses in ethical and advocacy that facilitate health promotion across life span. However, nurses have adopted a narrow approach to health promotion that focuses more
Rhetorical Analysis on an Exposia of Nursing Ethics In the essay “ Nursing’s Code of Ethics, Social Ethics, and Social Policy,” Marsha D. Fowler explains the history of Nursing ethics and what should be utilized in today’s society. Fowler explains to her readers what nurses should promote within the healthcare field. The purpose of her essay is to persuade her audience, whom are Nurses or someone who has background knowledge, into taking action. In order to explain the importance of ethics, Fowler uses two primary arguments emphasising, nurses need to have a stronger voice in policy making and they need to follow the code of ethics which was set for them.
Ethical principles implement a foundation for nursing care. They are defined as a base for nurse’s judgment on a consideration of consequences and on worldwide moral principles when composing clinical conclusion. The purpose of this discussion is to discuss the ethical dilemma that nurse faces in the case study about Lora, a young girl who is physically abused by her father and had been sexually abused by her stepfather. According to Nathaniel and Burkhardt ethical principles include autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, veracity, confidentiality, justice, and fidelity (pg. 77). In the case study: Making the Best Choice (Nathaniel and Burkhardt, 2014), I believe that all ethical principles were involved.
The last past eight weeks have provided an opportunity to achieve several program outcomes that will prepare me as my role of nurse practitioner. This course NR 602 has provided me with an opportunity to meet the MSN program outcome #6, the MSN Essential VII, and the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies # 8. These program outcomes will institute a base upon which care can be delivered with quality. Program outcome # 6 examined ways to apply legal, ethical and human caring principles to situations in advanced practice nursing. There were several case studies that afforded a chance to implement this outcome.
With each passing year, the mantle of accountability grows heavier on the shoulders of registered nurses worldwide. In a profession whose roots date back to Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War, no time in nursing’s history has the word accountability meant so much. As the profession assumes more and more power, the burden of liability becomes heavier. However, few individuals know the true meaning of accountability. For many, accountability and responsibility have the same meaning and carry the same weight.
Nursing is a multidimensional profession, and nurses themselves are continuously faced with confronting a variety of ethical dilemmas within their practice each and every day. These dilemmas can arise from situations involving colleges, governing parties, clients or the family of clients. It can be difficult to differentiate morality from ethics, as they both go hand in hand. Morals involve the principles of what an individual believes is right or wrong, and depicts how they factor what is good or bad (Burkhardt, Nathaniel & Walton, 2014). On the other hand, ethics is a moral principle where an individual uses thought processing and decision making to gauge a situation (Burkhardt, Nathaniel & Walton, 2014).).