A2 I used the principles of justice beneficence non maleficence and autonomy to

A2 i used the principles of justice beneficence non

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A2. I used the principles of justice, beneficence, non-maleficence and autonomy to help reach my decision to allow Mr. Newcomb a visit from his mistress. With autonomy, he has a right to choose. It does not matter whether it would be what I would choose or
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Running head: C304 Task 2 3 not. It is his right and I should respect that. For beneficence and non-maleficence, I must do no harm. If it will make him at peace and make him feel better on his dying bed, then I will try to accommodate him. It is not harming my patient (Mr. Newcomb). While there may be negative implications from his wife and family, the patient is my responsibility. In respect to justice, I cannot judge Mr. Newcomb for his lifestyle choices or background. I must provide him the same care I would anyone else. If it were a son or daughter or long-lost family member or friend I would set up a visit after visiting hours for them. Why should a mistress be any different? He is on his death bed. The end is near and imminent. If it will help him to be at peace and find a peaceful end I would help him set up a meeting. A3. My personal beliefs and values are not pertinent to this situation. My duty is to my patient and his wishes. While I may not agree with his decision to have a mistress, I cannot deny him because of it. I cannot judge Mr. Newcomb, or anyone, because of their choices or walk of life. I owe my patients judgment-free care. It is difficult to separate my own personal beliefs and values out. Are there some things I would not do? Yes, but providing a dying man a wish to see someone that is special to him is not one of them.
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