what's the best ethical resolution? - page 2

Hi all, MAy i have some opinions from anybody for the scenario below; A 65 years old female was admitted to hospital after a fall. She was diagnosed with left CVA stroke. Patient refused... Read More

  1. by   Keysnurse2008
    I completly agree with you s joe.Thats simple assault and battery.The pt refused.....and there was obviously discussion with the pr re:the procedure and that equivalates to assault when she refused and the nurse proceeded and it meets the criteria for battery.This doc doesnt even have the family's ok for the placement of the tube.What were they thinking?????What right does any healthcare professional have to place their hands on a patient against their wishes.Thats stepping over the ethical line .
  2. by   barefootlady
    Agree that this is assault and battery from nurse. Think facility is on thin ice. Also think DR is guilty of neglect and failure to offered approiate care. Pt needs swallowing eval, gag reflex eval. Also neuro/psych eval. Is there a living will? Has family been approached regarding patients wishes before CVA?
    Too inferior care according to standards.

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