ethical principle and theories: answer questions

read case 3 and answer 5 questions: Q1: Which ethical principles are challenged in this case study and how? Q2: Identify the legal issues raised. Q3: How does the slippery slope argument apply to this case study? Q4: Considering at least 2 different ethical theories, outline some possible actions the nurse may take in responding to this situation. Q5: What will you do? there’s no need for in-text references. these link can be used to answer question 2, 3, and 5 Legislation Links End of Life Coroners Act 2009: Advance Care Planning (NSW Health): No specific Advanced Care Directives Act in NSW, however NSW Govt has issued this document: Euthanasia Euthanasia Laws Act 1997:- Whistle-Blowing Public Interest Disclosure Act 1994:- Protected Disclosures Act 1994: Confidentiality and Privacy Freedom of information Act 1989: Criminal Records Act 1991: Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002: Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998: Negligence and Practice Regulation Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW) Act 2010: Civil Liability Act 2002: Law of Negligence and Limitation of Liability Act 2008: to asnwer question 1: Ethical principles: – Justice is fairness. Nurses must be fair when they distribute care, for example, among the patients in the group of patients that they are taking care of. Care must be fairly, justly, and equitably distributed among a group of patients. – Beneficence is doing good and the right thing for the patient. – Nonmaleficence is doing no harm, as stated in the historical Hippocratic Oath. Harm can be intentional or unintentional. – Accountability is accepting responsibility for one’s own actions. Nurses are accountable for their nursing care and other actions. They must accept all of the professional and personal consequences that can occur as the result of their actions. – Fidelity is keeping one’s promises. The nurse must be faithful and true to their professional promises and responsibilities by providing high quality, safe care in a competent manner. – Autonomy and patient self-determination are upheld when the nurse accepts the client as a unique person who has the innate right to have their own opinions, perspectives, values and beliefs. Nurses encourage patients to make their own decision without any judgments or coercion from the nurse. The patient has the right to reject or accept all treatments. – Veracity is being completely truthful with patients; nurses must not withhold the whole truth from clients even when it may lead to patient distress.


Academic Level Undergraduate
Subject Area Nursing
Paper Type  Case Study
Number of Pages 3 Page(s)/825 words
Sources 0
Format APA
Spacing Double Spacing

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