Ethical Dilemmas In Nursing

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The ethical theories and principles are implemented with patients, family members, peers, colleagues and health care providers in various clinical settings. More so, the nurses face moral stress involving two ethical principles that compete in the same situation. An example is the respect of patient autonomy and provision of health care that is in the best interest of the patient.
The moral decision of the nurses leads to moral distress if the nurse is unable to implement the decision due to the institutional constraints, limited patient care resources, financial issues, family disagreements in health care interventions appropriate for the patient, and health care providers-imposed limitations (Guido,2014). The moral dilemmas include a conflict
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There are three models of advocacy in a clinical setting, are the right protection model, values-based decision model and respect for person model. The respect for person model is appropriate for Mrs. R’s situation. Advocating for a patient that is unable to speak and assisting in the health care and treatment for the best interest of the patient. Furthermore, the right and dignity of the patient is provided and protected. One way to look at advocating for a patient is to help them die a peaceful death when they may not have the ability or knowledge to care for themselves (Guido,…show more content…
Identifying the risks and benefits with the options presented in a realistic and conflicting possibilities. In the case of Mrs. Smith, the importance of anticoagulant to her medical condition must be explained and the possible consequence of not taking the medication. More so, the physical and occupational therapy to improve Mrs. Smith’s condition.
Reviewing the issues and options using the ethical principles will assist in resolving the dilemma of Mrs. Smith health care. The autonomy, beneficence, respect and justice combine will assist in deciding the best option to the issues presented by the concern and involve in caring for Mrs. Smith.
The actual act in implementing the preferred option for the Mrs. Smith’s care is essential in the ethical decision process. The planned decision on the option must be applied and put into practice among the people involve on Mrs. Smith’s health care.
The final stage of the ethical decision making using the MORAL is the evaluation phase or looking back to the process, implementation and the follow
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