The paper will highlight the definition of ethics, the dilemma the nurse faces in the case study, and the possible solution.The case study involves a 65-year-old Hispanic male admitted in hospitalwith hyperglycemia.
There are a lot of different beliefs surrounding ethics and the code of ethics.
Ethics and ethical issues have always existed, that is why they have put in place the code of ethics.
Collaboration requires a mutual understanding and respect among the healthcare team providing the care for the patient and having an open dialogue amongst the people involved.
The doctor, the nurse, the daughter, and the patient will need to discuss how to care for the patient once discharged from the hospital.
In this case study the nurse is put in an uncomfortable position and has two find a way to comply with the family, the patient, and the doctor’s orders.
How can she report to the doctor the information the daughter has told her?
There are ethical principles that a nurse should learn to apply to each situation that they feel an ethical decision will need to be made.
The history of ethics has been around for a long time.
The American Nursing Association (ANA) Code of Ethics isa guideline to help nurses determine which course of action to pursue.
Every minute many ethical decisions are made, some may not comply with guidelines and others the patient’s will never understand.