. The excerpt is from a non-fiction book Five Days at Memorial: Life
and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink. The story describes what occurred in one hospital in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. In the book, LifeCare is a long term care facility that rented a floor in the hospital. The LifeCare staff are not considered employees of the hospital, and the hospital does not provide services for the patients.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Licensed Practical Nurse to the ethical and legal principles that guide a Registered Nursing practice by reading and excerpt from: Five Days at Memorial :Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink and applying the ethical and legal principles that guide nursing practice.
Summarize an ethical / legal issue from Five Days at Memorial.
Identify the ethical / legal issue.
Identify the stakeholders in the situation.
Identify two possible solutions
Analyze each possible solution using:
The Pa Nurse Practice Act: https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Nursing/Pages/Board-Laws-and-Regulations.aspx (Links to an external site.)
The Code of Ethics article.Preview the document
And other appropriate references
Choose one of the two possible solutions to the ethical/legal issue and discuss why it is the better choice.
Support your choice with evidence (references).
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