Ethics in Nursing

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Advocacy Paper
Fidelia Edoziem
West Coast University
Dr Beverly Quaye
12/21/2013

Ethics in Nursing

In healthcare, ethical dilemmas arise primarily because of the nature of the work, the nurse-patient relationship and the responsibility of the nurses for the well-being of vulnerable populations, such as the older adult (Beauchamp, 1990). The nurse-patient relationship is where the nurse helps a patient and family go through a stressful situation with compassion and care. Nursing is committed to the health and quality of life of the individual, family, community and profession. Nursing professionals engaged in promotion, prevention, recovery and rehabilitation, with autonomy and in accordance with ethical and legal issues (Pinch & Haddad, 2008). Nursing professionals participated as member of the health team, the actions aiming to meet the health needs of the population and defense of the principles of public health and environmental policies that ensure universal access to health services, comprehensive assistance, resolution, preserving the autonomy of individuals, community participation, prioritization and political and administrative decentralization of health services. The nursing professionals respect life, dignity and human rights in all of their dimensions. The nursing professional has operations responsible for the promotion of the human being in its entirety, in accordance with the principles of ethics and bioethics (Beauchamp, 1990).

Case Study At 85, Mrs. Anderson, with stage four cancer of the colon, is now unable to meet with activities of daily living after the death of her husband. She is currently living with her 36 year old son, Mark who is a single parent, with three teenage children. Because of the increase demand of care that Mrs. Anderson needed, her son did not have any choice than to take her in. Mark did not…...

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