As nurses we often deal with ethical dilemmas in our everyday clinical practice; and as professionals we have the responsibility to analyse and examine any ethical problems that may arise. Any decision should be based on ethical principle that protects both the patient and the health care provider. So what is an ethical dilemma? It is a problem without a satisfactory resolution. The ethical decision-making lays in the fact that very different ethical choices regarding the same ethical dilemma can be made resulting in neither choice being a “right or wrong” decision.
Jerry was accused of a medical malpractice because of prescribing a refill without the authorization of a physician. There were many legal and ethical issues that affected the decision Jerry made in ordering the prescription refill, and the knowledge of right and wrong deterred Jerry from deciding to refill the prescription. There are several methods and types of values at hand that Jerry could have used to help him make an ethical decision. Determining the appropriate course to take when faced with a difficult ethical dilemma can be a challenge, but it is always important to engage in a carefully considered ethical decision-making. Everyday health care workers around the world are faced with tough decisions.
Registered nurses are in a position to advocate for the rights of their patients and are often involved in ethical decision-making processes. Ethical decisions arise when the nurse is faced with a choice, in which he or she believes there is the potential for a bad or good outcome. In the case of Marianne the ethics committee will have to weigh the physician’s recommendation of surgery to remove the clot, her husband’s desire to “try everything” and her children’s belief that she would not want to have surgery only to live with a poor quality of life. In a malpractice case it is essential to remember the ANA Code of Ethics. According to “Code of Ethics” (2007), the second provision states, “The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community” (ANA, 2001, p. 18).
By: Kimberly R. Patton Strategies for the Professional Final power point Abstract This paper is being written as my final exam for Strategies for the Professional. I will discuss what Total Care Nursing is and my position on it. All though I am open minded to as to why such a thing is coming into play, I strongly believe that this new way of nursing will not be very beneficial and the patient will suffer the most. I do believe that the way nursing roles are performed now is ideal and it works. If any changes need be made to better the care that patients receive it should done by enforcing more supervision.
Workplace Fatigue; Finding a solution to this common problem I chose to talk about workplace fatigue because it is so common among all types of nurses and needs to be addressed and worked on. A big thing for nurses to do is to understand their limit and signs that they are becoming too tired or stressed. When nurses get stressed it starts to affect their lives at work and home. A major problem with fatigued nurses is patient care. The fatigued nurse becomes overwhelmed and can easily make mistakes such as medication errors or performing procedures on the wrong patient.
Self-Assessment Ethics Ethics is defined as, “a way to examine or study moral behaviors” (Morrison, 2011, p. 22). Ethical principles were designed to give guidelines to healthcare professional and society when faced with ethical dilemmas. Ethics can sometimes be a tricky thing. When caring for patients and addressing employees sometimes there can be a gray area within ethical decision making. I do not believe ethic is always black and white and sometimes certain decisions health care providers make can might be considered unethical but made for the right reasons.
Sometimes these feelings are unreasonable but they can be justifiable. If this is the case, we must take a look at the communication process and take corrective action. The last step is responsiveness. This goes hand in hand with availability. From a patient and their family’s perspective, nurses do not have good responsive skills.
Values, health perception The family does not visit the primary care office for visits other than what is absolute necessary. The family has not had health insurance for over 10 years. The youngest child is covered under the mothers insurance. The youngest child visits the doctor’s office as needed and for annual physicals. The older son is underweight and has difficulty gaining weight, he does not visit the doctor and treats his allergy and sinus problems with over the counter products.
She is an associate director and programme director in Health Sciences Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, United States (US). It is based on frequently raised ethical issues in palliative care which may arise when there is a change from a curative approach towards a palliative approach. The ethical principles addresses respecting patients autonomy; promoting good for the patients (beneficence); the obligation not to harm patients (non-maleficence); and justice. Depending on the situation, it may be difficult to honour all the ethical principle because ethical issues are conflicting. They are characterised by making the right decision to benefit the patient and at the same time being able to justify the decision made.
Ethical Decision-Making Paper Abstract Counselors are often faced with situations which require sound ethical decision making ability. One dilemma that counselors face is the limits of confidentiality. Those who go for counseling assume that whatever they tell a counselor will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone outside of the counselor-client relationship. Competent counselors will honor their commitment to the laws and standards governing confidentiality, but there are limitations. When the clients right to confidentiality and the safety of human life clash, confidentiality cannot be maintained.