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Common Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing
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Chathurika Samarasinghe Dilki Shehani Dilemma A situation in which an individual feels compelled to make a choice between two or more actions that he or she can reasonably and morally justify ID: 536153 Download Presentation

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Common Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

Chathurika Samarasinghe Dilki ShehaniSlide2

Dilemma

A situation in which an individual feels compelled to make a choice between two or more actions that he or she can reasonably and morally justify...!

It’s simply;

a problem that seems incapable of a

solution...!Slide3

Types of Dilemmas

Dilemmas of Beneficence  what is good & bad.

Dilemmas of Autonomy

 what action maximize pt’s right to choose his Rx.Slide4

Dilemmas of justice

 fair distribution of limited healthcare resources. Dilemmas of non-maleficience

 avoidance of harm.

Types of DilemmasSlide5

Dilemmas of confidentiality

 respecting privileged information.Dilemmas of veracity

 telling the truth.

Types of DilemmasSlide6

Dilemmas in Nursing

Occurs DailyChallenges the personal beliefs, values & experienceShould apply Critical Thinking…!Slide7

Telling the Truth vs. Deception

When family asks the nurse to hide the truth regarding the pt’s condition but pt wants to know it.Dilemmas in NursingSlide8

Freedom vs. Control

When pt refuse to take food or medication but the nurse knows the danger of that.

Dilemmas in NursingSlide9

Pre-choice vs. Pro-life

When pt wants an abortion but the nurse is against the abortion & she supports for Pro-life.Dilemmas in NursingSlide10

Knowledge vs. Personal Beliefs

When pt refuses blood transfusion due to his religious/personal beliefs but the nurse knows that pt would not survive without transfusion.

Dilemmas in NursingSlide11

Distribution of Resources

When a pt is in life-support & his family wants to continue it, but the nurse knows that there is no point of continuing; yet there are limited resources for other pts.

Dilemmas in NursingSlide12

Suicide..?

When pt is in a terminal condition & he chooses to die. Could you allow it..? Law..?

Dilemmas in NursingSlide13

What to do..?

Proper Nursing Practice including EthicsSlide14

Thompson & Thompson Theory

 Review the situation, gather info, identify the issues, evaluate & action…What to do..?Slide15

Be a Critical Thinker…!

What to do..?Slide16

References

http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/ethics.html#ixzz2sGql4xknhttp://www.nursingexplorer.com/nursing-ethics-ethical-dilemma-faced-by-nurses-everyday

http://educationcareerarticles.com/career-information/career-news/5-examples-of-ethical-dilemmas-nurses-face-and-how-to-approach-them/

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/nursing+ethicsSlide17

Questions…?Slide18

Thank You…!

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