Ethics Nursing Choose a Potential Term Paper

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My solution has the potential benefits including the following. First, our hospital would be hailed as a progressive institution that serves all members of its community. Second, our hospital would benefit from improved quality of care. As a family nurse practitioner, I value the holistic approach to nursing. All aspects of the patient's life are taken into consideration. Other benefits more directly impact the patient's outcomes, and also workplace morale. As Oberle & Hughes (2008) point out, "administrators should provide opportunities for discourse to help staff reduce moral distress and generate creative strategies for dealing with this," (p. 707). Finally, benefits include ascription to the most fundamental of tenets of nursing. The American Nurses Association (2010) states that humanist, feminist, and social ethics should at all times be adhered to in the advanced nursing practice. The only costs associated with my solution would be the time and energy spent convincing administration to open our visitation rights policy to all committed partners. There are no foreseeable costs with opening the policy. In fact, the additional visitors would be a financial benefit to the institution in terms of positive publicity and also additional sales in the cafeteria and retail sector attached to our institution.

Describe who would potentially oppose your stance.

Nurse practitioners and administrators who were biased or homophobic would oppose my stance. It is important to point out to any opponents of my stance that "personal bias may exist based on religious or cultural beliefs, and if these are different from those of the involved parties, it is important to acknowledge the biases and not allow them to unduly influence the decisional process," (Kaplan, n.d., p. 1). Those who might oppose my stance would be wrong to assume that same sex couples do not enjoy the same rights and privileges as married couples.

References

American Nurses Association (2010). Code of Ethics for Nurses. Silver Spring: ANA.

Kaplan, C. (n.d.). Ethical dilemmas. Advance Healthcare Network. Retrieved online: http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/article/ethical-dilemmas-2.aspx

Oberle, K. & Hughes, D. (2008). Doctors' and nurses' perceptions of ethical problems in end-of-life decisions. JAN 33(6): 707-715.

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References

American Nurses Association (2010). Code of Ethics for Nurses. Silver Spring: ANA.

Kaplan, C. (n.d.). Ethical dilemmas. Advance Healthcare Network. Retrieved online: http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/article/ethical-dilemmas-2.aspx

Oberle, K. & Hughes, D. (2008). Doctors' and nurses' perceptions of ethical problems in end-of-life decisions. JAN 33(6): 707-715.

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