Legal and Ethical Case Study
Ethics is a set of moral philosophy framework standards designed to allow individuals to understand right from wrong regarding their behaviors and actions. The nursing ICN code of ethics includes ethical and bioethical principles that directly discretize nurses in understanding their duties and responsibilities. ICN's code of ethics has four essential elements, which include: professionalism, the nursing practice, Nursing creating a research-based approach, and the nurse establishing professional relationships between co-workers in the health department and another stakeholder.
1 a. Identify one possible situation (for yourself) where a conscientious objection may occur based on your personal beliefs, values, or the nursing code of conduct.
One possible conscientious objection is that a parent has a chronically ill child under 12. Parents would like to take the child home from treatment, which is directly against medical health advice provided to the child.
b. Describe two ways you should manage the situation as a nurse (you must use the NMBA code of conduct to assist; 50-100 words). Please reference.
Educate the family to the most accurate information and learn about the potential harm and risk factors associated with taking the child home against their advice. Also, explain why being in hospital care would be best for the child or children. It is also necessary for an enrolled nurse to discuss the situation with the registered nurse and other allied health workers.
All nurses have a legal responsibility to report child protection under the mandatory reporter legislation.
2. Identify, define and discuss two opposing ethical perspectives for each of the following scenarios, taking care to describe how an ethical dilemma might occur for each: (120-140 words each)
An ethical dilemma may exist in declaring brain dead and possibly wanting to use the person's organs for transplant does not have written consent or verb consent has the person's rights to use his organs.
One perspective on the person who is brain dead in the hospital wanting to use person organs for transplant is justice is it fair.
Another perspective is one person who principle of Maleficent.
This is an ethical dilemma because we cannot enforce the other by supporting one view.
The Ethical principles are beneficence, do no good non-maleficence, do no harm autonomy, control by induvial justice, confidentiality, rights, and integrity)
A person has been declared brain dead, and the hospital wants to use the person's organs for transplantation.
A person is terminally ill and would like to explore assisted explore the euthanasia and suicide.
An ethical dilemma may be seen in a terminally ill patient who wants to explore euthanasia and suicide.
A perspective involves the ethical principle of personal autonomy. Personal autonomy refers to a person capable of making their own decisions regarding their health and health care. This principle applies in this situation as this person wants to explore euthanasia as a nurse. We must respect the individual's wishes and desires. If the individual has chosen this pathway, we should respect the decisions.
Another perspective a person may uphold the principle of non-magnificence refers to preventing harm or potential harm to a patient. The regulation applies to this situation as the nurse does not want
A baby has severe abnormalities, and the parents do not want the baby renewed in the case of an arrest.
One perspective on the ethical principle is the principle of rights, especially in this case, human rights. As the common law states that every human being has interpreted the right to live, this right shall be protected by law, and no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of their life. As nurses, we have the right to protect our patients and may need to report child protection or attend court Manually.
The other perspective on ethical principle is regarding justice regarding fairness.
She is considering the abortion of her fetus.
e) A child has suffered severe and life-threatening blood loss, and the child's family identifies as 'Jehovah's witnesses.' They ask that the child not receive a blood transfusion.
f) A fetus has been aborted, and the facility is considering asking the mother if they can use the fetal tissue for stem cell research.