My response reflect the principles; beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, and justice as defined by Cherry, B. and Jacob, S. R. (2017), in the following ways. Beneficence by providing Mr. Newcomb with kindness in response to his request and non-maleficence by ensuring to do no harm by declining to lie to his wife for him, but also by not refusing to accept his request for privacy to visit with his mistress. As a professional, my primary responsibility is to those requiring nursing care and in this situation, my duty is first to my dying patient, Mr. Newcomb. My response also elicits autonomy in the sense that I respect Mr. Newcomb as a human being whom has a need to say goodbye to someone he cares about and requests privacy to do so. I believe justice is exemplified in this response by my intent to uphold Mr. Newcomb’s request for some time alone. It is important for me to uphold his wishes as fairly and equally as I would if he had asked me to provide him with privacy for a few hours regardless of how he chose to spend that time and or with or without whom he decided to spend that time.
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