1. A nurse has been offered a position on an obstetric unit and has learned that t which contradicts the nurse’s personal beliefs. What is the nurse’s ... [Show More] ethical oblig
A) The nurse should adhere to professional standards of practice and
B) The nurse should make the choice to decline this position and purs
C) The nurse should decline to care for the patients considering aborti
D) The nurse should express alternatives to women considering termin
To avoid facing ethical dilemmas, nurses can follow certain strategies. For exa questions regarding the patient population. If a nurse is uncomfortable with a p
would be the best option. The nurse is only required by law (and practice stan accepts; the nurse may not discriminate between patients and the nurse expre option is inappropriate.
A terminally ill patient you are caring for is complaining of pain. The physician
2. continuous infusion. You know that one of the adverse effects of this medicine patient’s respiratory status, you find that the rate has decreased from 16 breat
should you take?
A) Decrease the rate of IV infusion.
B) Stimulate the patient in order to increase respiratory rate.
C) Report the decreased respiratory rate to the physician.
D) Allow the patient to rest comfortably.
End-of life issues that often involve ethical dilemmas include pain control, “do administration of food and fluids. The risk of respiratory depression is not the i depression should not be used as an excuse to withhold pain medication for a should be carefully monitored and any changes should be reported to the phys
An adult patient has requested a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order in light of hi
3. The patient’s son and daughter-in-law are strongly opposed to the patient’s re nurse in this situation?
A) Perform a “slow code” until a decision is made.
B) Honor the request of the patient.
C) Contact a social worker or mediator to intervene.
D) Temporarily withhold nursing care until the physician talks to the fa Ans: B
The nurse must honor the patient’s wishes and continue to provide required nu physician may lead to further communication with the family, during which the normally appropriate for the nurse to seek the assistance of a social worker or
4. An elderly patient is admitted to your unit with a diagnosis of community-acqui states, “I have a living will.” What implication [Show Less]