[font=Arial Black]Hi all
[font=Book Antiqua]I'm currently a nursing student pursuing my degree in nursing.
I will like some help with doing my project in ethical nursing.
a case study regarding the issue of elderly and nutrition. If they
cannot eat, should nurses put a feeding tube in? Below is the given scenario;
A 65 years old female was admitted to hospital after a fall. She was diagnosed with left CVA stroke. Patient refused to eat and drink and was in a denial stage for her condition. She tried to eat but unable to swallow properly, therfore, lead her to deny all food and drink served a couple of days. Doctor in charged thus ordered a ryles tube insertion for her to replace oral intake.
Upon insertion, patient refused the procedure, family members were contacted to persuade patients to undrego the procedure but they were not supportive of the idea as they feel that the patient was capable of ingesting orally.
Despite the family and patient disagreement of ryles tube insertion, the nurse incharge proceeded with the Dr's order.
This is one case study i can think of. What i have to present is
1)the evidence of critical analysis( what does it mean?) or can give me some exapmles or structures
2)discuss ethical principles issues and values central to the case study
3)application and critcal evluation of nurse's code of ethics to the case
4) the best ethical resolution of the case
Please give me some guidelines
Will appreciate very much for all the kindness of the nurses here.
Feb 17, '04
orelse i'm still stuck
Any other sugesstion?
Last edit by babyjoyce78 on Feb 17, '04