NURS 6512 week 11.docx - Week 11 The Ethics Behind Assessment Consider the following scenarios You are a nurse at a large county hospital One of your

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Week 11: The Ethics Behind Assessment Consider the following scenarios: You are a nurse at a large county hospital. One of your patients is leaning toward selecting a certain radical treatment for cancer, to which the family is in opposition. The family is concerned about making the correct decision and asks for your advice. The state of Oregon has passed a “Death with Dignity” Act that allows for euthanasia in certain situations. One of your patients suffering from terminal cancer is thinking of moving there to take advantage of this law and asks your opinion. Throughout this course, you have explored a wide range of health assessments and abnormal examination findings. Although you have predominantly focused on the procedural aspects of health assessment, this week, you will focus on ethical considerations that should be taken into account when advising patients or their families. This week, you will consider how evidence-based practice guidelines and ethical considerations factor into health assessments. You will also evaluate health assessment concepts related to sports physicals and well-child and well-woman examinations. Learning Objectives Students will: Apply evidence-based practice guidelines to make an informed health care decision Apply ethical considerations to a health assessment response Apply concepts, theories, and principles relating to sports physicals and well- child and well-woman examinations Photo Credit: RapidEye/E+/Getty Images Learning Resources Note: To access this week's required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus. Required Readings Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2015). Seidel's guide to physical examination (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.
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