WELCOME :CAN YOU HELP Question CASE ABOUT ETHICS
YOU are nurse and apart of healthcare team and your patient comes from a culture in which it is considered wrong to tell patients that they are dying .you are unclear how to respond to a Family's request to conceal the truth from a dying patient
GUIDED BY PALESTINIAN NURSES CODE OF ETHICS, HOW CAN YOU SOLVE THIS PROBLEM MENTIONING THE INFLUENCES OF THE CODE IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM
Sep 28, '13
by nowim clean
First off it is the doctor not the nurse who gives this news. Just like giving results of a test we do not do it. As far as the rest you take care of the pt and family as well. Will respecting family wishes harm pt or put them in discomfort? They don't want it told I will not tell , but they better have a DNR signed or we will be discussing DNR and what having vs not having one means.
Last edit by nowim clean on Sep 28, '13
: Reason: misspelling