A patient is in a coma that appears irreversible. His mother, who is his surrogate, firmly believes that he will recover and that God is taking a hand to work a miracle if everyone will just wait long enough. She wants everything done for the patient, including resuscitation if he arrests. She insists that he stay in the hospital, and is very upset that he was transferred out of the ICU and his care was moved to comfort measures, rather than aggressive treatment. The mother does not speak English and is strong in her religious beliefs. The physicians for the […]
In this time of limited financial resources and reduced government payments for health care services, what are the ethical issues of limiting care? How much uncompensated care can hospitals absorb? Where do people with no resources go for care? What is the state’s responsibility to ensure health care services? What are the ethical considerations that should be taken into account?
Identify the main accrediting bodies for health care that govern all health care organizations. What oversight do these regulatory agencies provide? How does this protect organizations, health care workers and patients?
All nursing theories are developed in space and time, and are not value free. Select one nursing theorist and explain the factors that influenced development of the theory ( history, science paradigm, and personal experiences-mentoring, education, practice, other). Provide references (s) for your response.
For the initial discussion post, review the article by Miller, Drummond and Carey: Miller, J., Drummond Haye, D., & Carey, K. W. (2015). 20 QUESTIONS: Evidence-based practice or sacred cow? Nursing, 45(8), 46-55. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000469234.84277.95 Scenario: You begin your career in an acute care hospital as a newly licensed RN. During your orientation, you observe your preceptor checking gastric feeding tube placement by injecting air and auscultating the abdomen, stopping continuous enteral tube feedings before a patient is turned or repositioned, and routinely inserting rectal tubes for patients with diarrhea. You know that ALL three (3) of these practices are currently […]