Define the bioethical principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for autonomy, veracity, and justice, and point out which of these principles, if any, were violated.
Ethical dilemmas in nursing
Write an ethical paper on this story below :a one page paper describing, 1) the main issue of the case, 2) the moral dilemma, 3) actions that were taken, and whether you disagree or not, what is the possible ethical purpose of those involved in making the decisions made 4) your reaction to the case, 5) and how you would have (should you have the power) done it differently. You must define the bioethical principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for autonomy, veracity, and justice, and point out which of these principles, if any, were violated.1) A 66-year-old man had suffered bilateral cerebralhaemorrhages over the course of three months. Afterthe first stroke he was hospitalised and became verydepressed and expressed suicidal wishes. He was nottherefore motivated to recover and regained littlemovement or power of speech. As he had no relativesand ‘nothing to live for’, staff felt troubled andpowerless to help. His second haemorrhage left himtotally paralysed, and semi-conscious, all basic carebeing required. This continued for two months, nopositive signs of recovery being manifest. Medical stafftherefore agreed with senior nurses on the ward todiscontinue nourishing tube feeds and commence athree-hourly regime of restricted water. Two weekslater the patient contracted a chest infection and wasonly producing extremely small quantities of offensiveurine. In this gravely dehydrated state despite all carehe became generally malodorous and halitotic and fewpeople entered his room.One senior student had been assigned to the care ofthis patient in the day-time and was given theresponsibility of planning nursing care and ensuringthis was continued when she was not on duty. Hermounting distress that the patient was not being madecomfortable in his last few days was onlycommunicated to other nurses. Unfortunately she feltunable to talk to the physicians as the ward wasextremely busy and they did not include visits to thepatient during their rounds. After ten days the patientdied and the nurse felt she had failed to maintain hisdignity or speak up on his behalf.This situation is not atypical. Nurses are all tooreluctant to assert their concern or beliefs and medicalpriorities must primarily reflect active, curativetreatment. The simple remedy of giving more fluidsand of discussing this with the ward staff may havehelped the patient and the nurse suffer less
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