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Patient's 'Right to Die' and the Legality of Nursing Responsibility

through the administration of pain medication. It is not to end that suffering through medically-induced suicide. In fact, the C...

Ethical Conflict Regarding Nurse's Code and a Patient's 'Right to Die'

In eight pages this essay discusses efforts to reconcile euthanasia and the Nurse's Code in a consideration of the ethics nonmalef...

Conflicting Ethics, Euthanasia, and Nursing

In eight pages this essay discusses the ethical conflict between a patient's 'right to die' and the Nurse's Code. Five sources ar...

Should a Nurse Assist in the Suicide of a Suffering Patient

looking at a potential scenario where a patient seeks the provision of narcotics with the intention of ending their life the nurse...

Legal and Medical Issues Associated with a Patient's 'Right to Die'

providers and also provide a well-balanced outline about the issues involved in a patients "right to die" (Hendin, Foley and White...

California Nurse-Patient Ratios

(Cunningham, 2008). Observed Results Cortez (2008) states that in the past, patients had been known to call 911 from their ...

Nursing Shortage & Patient Safety

established that nurses are often involved in the "timely identification of complications," which, if acted upon swiftly, prevent ...

Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities

Leadership and management while related are two distinctively different concepts. Leadership can be discerned from simply manageme...

Elements of Firearm Issues in the United States

This paper examines various elements of US citizens' right to bear arms. The author addresses legality, constitutional issues, an...

Legalities Concerning the Right to Die and Euthanasia II

In six pages this paper provides an overview of the legal issues pertaining to euthanasia with reference to cases included. There...

LEGALITIES OF "RIGHT TO DIE"

die, meaning legal scholars are being forced to "reconsider old definitions about what constitutes suicide, how to treat issues of...

Nursing Ethics Issues

in death is a wise safeguard. In the early part of the twentieth century, rationalizations abounded in medical literature that def...

Organizational Change in St. Vincent's ICU

Hospital. The purpose here is to describe and evaluate the restructuring of St. Vincents ICU to gain one-on-one nursing and so im...

Nursing Assignment Acceptance and the Position Statement of the American Nurses Association

Nursing ethics and autonomy are considered in this discussion of the position statement by the ANA regarding nurses' rights to acc...

Elements of Psychiatric Nursing Practice

who is the legal guardian, as this pertains to the legality of admitting a minor for psychiatric care. If the patient is accompani...

Critical Incident Analysis in Nurse Management

and certainly health care facilities. In essence, the minimum requirements of nursing dictate that: * the nurse remain cognizant ...

Ecuador and Texaco

including a primary pipeline that extends 280 miles across the Andes. To build the roads, forests were cleared and Indian lands bu...

Imogene King: Theory Of Goal Attainment

how to achieve restorative health within an environment of compassion, benevolence and intuitiveness. Indeed, the fundamental bas...

Nursing Delegation

fact that an individual "can be called to account for ones actions in regard to a duty" (Cornock, 2008, p. 64). While responsibi...

Article Critique/Where Terminally Ill Prefer to Die

that puts the topic of this study, as well as past research, within an appropriate philosophical framework. Tang then cites the ...

Patients’ Bill of Rights

is designed to ensure that "Patients have access to needed care" and that healthcare providers are "free to practice medicine with...

Suicide and Patients with AIDS and HIV

not to endure that process or cause their loved ones to have to experience it with them. The impact of the loss of personal autono...

Landlord-Tenant Relationship

garbage removal service (Evictions). This is not uniformly standard; tenants in single-family housing typically do not expect a l...

ETHICS, BUSINESS AND LEGALITIES IN A CANCER CENTER

specialists when necessary and requires continuity of care protections to patients so they dont have to change health care provide...

Patient Autonomy and Nursing Concept Analysis

are ideally suited to assist patient and their families in clarifying their needs and desires, enhancing patient autonomy (Breier-...

Limited Nursing Advocacy

report, admissions, and emergency situations" (Griffin, 2003, p. 135). The rationale for this policy is that it protects the confi...

3 Nursing Theories as They Pertain to Geriatrics

of professional nursing, nursing theory provides perspectives and guidance that aids nurses in achieving their primary goal of pro...

A Nursing Perspective on Patient Mental Illness

This 15 page paper discusses seven patients who suffer from various forms of mental illness, and argues that there may be an under...

Nursing and Issues of Confidentiality

In seven pages the confidentiality issues nurses must contend with are discussed within the weighty context of the trust between p...

Assisting in Grief Counseling

left to deny anything connected with the loss, either before or after the fact. Those left behind also need to acknowledge the me...