1.State and discuss the legal and ethical considerations occurring in this scenario. Include supporting citations. 2.How can RNs support the patient’s decision when the beliefs of the patient are contrary to their own? List three (3) interventions, with supporting rationales, the RN would perform to ensure the delivery of culturally sensitive care. 3.Identify one (1) additional major religion, in which the same circumstances might also require the RN to advocate for the patient’s refusal of surgery. Describe the beliefs behind why the identified religion could pose a moral conflict for a similar patient.
1. Utilitarianism is not as commonly used in health care delivery as deontology. However, in times of shrinking healthcare resources and increasing health care needs, utilitarianism is becoming more of an influence in health care resource utilization. What useful guidelines does utilitarianism provide in terms of distributing resources? To what degree is it permissible to sacrifice the rights of one to provide for the welfare of many? To what degree is it permissible to sacrifice the rights of many to provide for the welfare of one? 2. What alerts you to the presence of an ethical dilemma? To what degree do you […]
The ethical principles of autonomy and beneficence often seem to be in direct conflict when addressing ethical dilemmas. Consider the following scenario and discuss the aspects of autonomy and the aspects of beneficence. A young man with AIDS died in a Midwest hospital in 1993. His physician had placed a do not resuscitate (DNR) order on his chart. Prior to becoming incompetent, the patient had legally authorized a friend to be his durable power of attorney (DPoA) in the event that he was not able to make his own health care decisions. Twice during the last few weeks of the […]
Within a budget there are two categories: mandatory and discretionary. In which categories do most public health programs fall? Provide an example of an expenditure that is considered mandatory. Justify your rationale. Provide an example of an expenditure that is discretionary. Justify your rationale.
OBJECTIVE: Develop a mathematical model of drug metabolism and explore whether an LTIC model fully captures the system behavior described by physical data. EXPERIMENT 1: Modeling drug metabolism after drug has been applied For many therapeutic drugs, the dosage and mechanism of delivery are designed to ensure a certain concentration of the drug in the bloodstream over a certain period of time. Depending on the nature of the drug, the disorder being treated, and the safety and efficacy of the method of administering the drug, a treatment scheme may or may not aim to produce a constant concentration of drug […]
Mr. Fenske, 58 years old, is brought to the emergency department by his wife with complaints of difficulty breathing. Mr. Fenske’s vital signs are recorded as: blood pressure 145/88, pulse rate 105, respiratory rate 30, pulse oximetry (SpO2) 90%. His immediate admitting diagnosis is acute respiratory distress. His nurse Karen introduces herself to Mr. Fenske and begins to obtain a nursing history regarding his respiratory function. Karen knows that she must obtain Mr. Fenske’s history pertaining to which of the following areas? (Select all that apply) Smoking Bowel sounds Allergies Complete blood count Cardiac risk factors