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Running Head: ETHICAL DILEMMAS AT END OF LIFE 1 Ethical Dilemmas For Nurses at The End of Life Students Name Institutional Affiliation
ETHICAL DILEMMAS AT THE END OF LIFE 2 Introduction Situations where no answer is clear or rather a dilemma is every day feeling for a nurse. It only gets worse and is particularly habitual during the end of life care, where charged emotions such as grief and loss within patients and caregivers are at its peak. Oncology nurses are frequently called upon to act as mediators in such difficult times and moments urging the patients to hold on while securing caregivers with the necessary resources to help during the challenging times. My essay below main focus in on ethical dilemmas for nurses when caring for patients in end of life decisions and care. During the end of life decisions and care, ethical dilemmas come about from instances where there is the need for shared decision making, communications failure, patients ability to self-govern that is autonomy being compromised, lack of effective symptom control, and non- beneficial care. Oncology nurses can maneuver around the ethical dilemmas by handing out the best possible responsibility and guarantee the family members, patient, and caregivers the chance to go through and end of life decision with dignity. These dilemmas have become more frequent with the advancement in medical technology together with science technology. The health care providers now hold the ability to elongate or lengthen the dying process and also prolong life. Most of the nurses who are at the forefront of providing a skilled humane end of life care are sadly unprepared to come head-on with the ethical issue that may arise. Worse still is that they are most likely to be part of the end of life care than any other professional and even present at the time of death.
ETHICAL DILEMMAS AT THE END OF LIFE 3 These dilemmas at the end of life care allow the nurse to bear witness to the strenuous decisions that the patient and family have to make. As much as the nurses have their values, beliefs, and choice, they at times do not correspond with that of the patient. So whether is t is

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