Ana Code Of Nursing Ethics Essay

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How the ANA Code of Nursing Ethics would influence a final decision in each case study. With the patient with the hemorrhagic stroke, it is our responsibility to discuss with the patient’s family possible options in which they would feel comfortable taking. According to the Code of Nursing Ethics, “the nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community” (ANA Code of Nursing Ethics). With the patient having no advanced directives, the decision is much harder to take. Ethics committees can be useful in this situation, because they can help explain the patient’s situation and provide possible answers to those hard questions. The nurse who neglected care towards the patients, in my opinion, should lose their job. Nurses who neglect care are putting their patients at danger. According to the Code of Nursing Ethics, “The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue personal and professional growth” (ANA Code of Nursing Ethics). This nurse neglected the patient, therefore, neglected the responsibility in preserving the safety and integrity of the patient. When nurses neglect their patient is at risk for injury and even death. Nurses who put their patient at this risk should not be practicing nursing.…show more content…
With the patient who had the hemorrhagic our personal and societal values toward the quality of life should be considered. Quality of life is not guaranteed for this patient, it is up to the patient’s family to make the decision on the outcome of the patient’s life. Personal values include religious beliefs. Most of the time religious beliefs are the main determinant in end-of-life care. It is about keeping the patient comfortable in end-of-life care. If the patient would have to suffer through the end of life, then there is no quality of
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