By Sara T. Fry, Robert M. Veatch, Carol R. Taylor
Because the doctor in closest touch with either the sufferer and the health practitioner, nurses face biomedical moral difficulties in detailed methods. for that reason, Case reports in Nursing Ethics offers uncomplicated moral rules and particular advice for utilizing those rules in nursing perform, via research of over one hundred fifty real case research conflicts that experience happened in nursing perform. every one case examine permits readers to advance their very own ways to the answer of moral clash and to mirror on how the traditions of moral proposal guidance practice to the location. The Fourth variation has been thoroughly revised and up to date. It contains new chapters, one on ethical Integrity and ethical misery which incorporates AACN version of ethical misery and paintings and one on recognize which addresses numerous facets of the final challenge of revealing recognize for sufferers and others. it is also been up to date with new case experiences, new "Critical considering Questions" and "Research Briefs" bins all through, in addition to citations, thesaurus, and internet assets in well-being care ethics.
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This might, for example, include a court review to determine whether she is competent to decide for herself—that is, whether she really comprehends the consequences—and to determine whether the proposed intervention really is the most beneficial course. The case poses the conflict between the right of the patient to decide about her weight and what she eats, based on the principle of autonomy, and the duty of the nurse to benefit the patient. This tension and the general problem of autonomy will be explored further in the cases in Chapter 7.
Cassandra’s weight loss, however, is threatening her health and may, if not stopped, lead to her death. Nonetheless, Miss Kaplan hates to see patients forced into accepting the unit’s treatment plan or into gaining weight. ” C o m m e nt ary This case, like Case 1-1, which involved the need for nursing assistance in helping an elderly patient get out of bed, poses in stark form the conflict between benefit to a patient and rights of a patient. However, unlike in Case 1-1, there seems to be good reason to believe that the patient really would benefit from eating more and gaining weight.
It might be argued that Miss Kaplan’s care plan is so upsetting to her that on grounds of benefit to the patient, the nurse should concede. Yet, if there were ever a case where the nurse knew best, this would certainly appear to be it. This case is ethically interesting because Miss Kaplan recognizes and supports the patient’s right to determine his or her own weight. Ethical standards for the nursing profession indicate that patients have moral rights “to determine what will be done with their own person; .