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Ethical Issues: End of Life CareEthical Issues: End of Life CareCiara SmithThe University of Phoenix1
Ethical Issues: End of Life CareAny problem or issue that is difficult to deal with, solve, or defeat and requires asolution is considered an ethical problem (Park 2012). End of life issues are a majorethical issue that both nurses and their clients struggle with today. End of life care isalways a struggle for nurses because it is a constant battle between providing the bestcare for the patient while still allowing the patient to be independent and maintaindignity. Often times tasks and care that is requested from clients and their families maynot seem ethical to nursing and individuals of the medical field. Other times, clients maybelieve that the care they are provided is unethical. More education should be openlyprovided to raise awareness on end of life care and wishes.The entire world population is affected by end of life issues. Even though the main focusof end of life awareness is considered to be the elderly population, this is also an issueconcerning infants, small children, teens, and middle-aged adults. End of life issues anddiscussions are targeted more towards the elderly population because this is thepopulation that the world expects to experience death sooner. Death is inevitable. Sincedeath is inevitable, individuals must understand that end of life should be a topic ofdiscussion for all ages, genders, and races.End of life care is very important to the elderly population because in most cases these