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Ethical dilemma for nurses


The report evaluates the challenges associated with the nurses who are authorities to take care of the patents who are in the vegetative condition. This report evaluates the discrimination practices that have a direct impact on the medical practices followed by the people.


You have been assigned a patient who has been in the vegetative conduction for a period of 2 years. As a nurse you have to take care of the patient and handle the medical requirements of the patient who cannot walk or move around. One of the family members of the patient inquires about the medical condition and checks the options that can be followed for curing or treating the patient. However similar kind of information is checked-up by one of the friends of the patient, who constantly visit the patient. As per the rule n information about the patient can be shared with non-family members of the patients. Despite of this fact, the details were shared about the presented the future health condition. One of the co-workers who are also a nurse overheard the talk and information sharing process. The wrong practice for nursing was followed, and the other nurse reported to report this information to the head of the doctors.

Role of LVN

The tasks performed by the nurses are quite challenging and it is thus necessary to understand the relevance of the ethical dilemma. Information about the patients has to be shared with the family members, but the issue arises when the details are shared with the non family members of the patients. The process followed for evaluating the value principles integrated with the nursing profession is evaluated to handle the complex situations.

How to handle the challenge

The challenges involved in the healthcare centres are quite complex and challenging. Problems associated with the ethical problem are analysed to solving problem related to sharing of the information with the members. For handling such issues, it is necessary for the staffs to understand the relevance of confidentially in sharing of the information (Grypdonck, 2002 pp. 155- 178).

The problem needs to be solved and resolved by the management. This is done as per the requirements of the ethical dilemma factors which can be quite stressful for the members. Through an effective strategy the management attempt to find the right solution that would help in analysing the challenges and finding a better solution to resolve the issue.

Anti-discrimination practices

The act states that the nurses cannot discriminate between the patients and have to provide the try type of treatment to the members. For handling such issues, the policies and strategies drafted by the NHS has to be implemented. The key requirements for handling the needs of the patients are evaluated and solved by the patients. These factors include finding the better alternatives that would help in handling the issues related to nurses and the services provided by them.

As per the rules and regulations, the changes are introduced for securing the information about the clients. For introducing the changes, the ethical values have to be discussed with the members. This includes developing positive attitude that is required for handling the issues related to sharing of the patient information with the non-members (Kain, 2007 pp. 243–248).

For handling the patient requirements that is the vegetative state, the nurses have to follow an effective policy for sharing of the information that is necessary for increasing the performances (Cronqvist, 2004 pp. 63-76). Information sharing is an important process that helps in handling the issues that are associated with the sharing of the information with the members.

For sharing the crucial information about the patient, it is necessary for getting an approval from the members which is required for securing the rights of the members. The rules analyse the integrity issues related to the information sharing process essential for the patients (Clarke, 2006 pp. 255-272).

Equal opportunities

The nurses have to be provided with equal and fair opportunities to undertake responsible jobs. Information sharing is one of the most important factors that are associated with the through an effective process the nurses are encouraged to share appropriate rules that governs the ethical values and standards followed for haring the information.

Patients who are unable to handle the medical challenges, needs special attention. For helping such patients nurses are trained to tackle with different issues. This helps in improving the integrity issues, which also includes adopting the standards for increasing the quality of services for the patients. Through an obligation method the nurses are trained to provide optimum care services to the patients (Cooper et al., 2003 pp. 17-23).

Ethical values and practices are defined as the process that helps in improving the value of the ethical practices followed by the people (Ferrell, 2006). The information about the present medical condition of the patient who is the vegetative condition has to be evaluated. This is done by the nurses required for securing or protecting the medical condition of the patient.

The professionals are taught about the values that are used for maintaining the challenges associated with integrity. This is used for improving the value of the practices that are necessary to share the value of the policies (Forde & Aasland, 2008)

Practices undertaken at the institutional level

Ethical values and practises are adopted by the medical professionals to secure the information about the patients. For sharing the medical condition of the patients, in the prescribed manner. This helps in analysing the challenges and introducing the best processes that can be followed for increasing the security measures followed for securing the patient information (Austin et al, 2005).

The cost factor is an important aspect that needs to be considered at the time of recommending the type of treatment that can be used to help the patients. Patient’s economic condition is evaluated as it helps in designing the better methods that can be used to help the patients suffering from serious medical conditions (Andrews, D. R., & Dziegeilewski, 2005).

The decisions made by the nurses to help the patients to cope with different challenging situations have to be planned and well-informed to the relatives and friends of the patient. This helps in making calculative decision that will help to cope with different situations. By adopting the right type of treatment and cost intervention process, the management would be able to adopt and follow the right process for increasing the performances. The issues related to tackling different health related challenges can be overpowered (Austin et al., 2008).

The processes followed by the authorities have to be planned and introduced for increasing the value of the ethical values. Nurses can share the information with the clients, but t is important to follow the right process for increasing the performances of the nurses.

Some of the processes that can be followed by the nurses to handle the patient requirements suffering from incurable medical conditions are –

  1. Analyse the severity of the issue, by analysing the present and the past condition of the patient
  2. Inform the authorities about the health condition and help in making the right decisions (Bakitas, 2007).
  3. Inform the family members of the patients, and explain the present condition of the patient
  4. Follow the standards for treating the patient and ensure to check the medical condition on a regular basis

The principles followed for securing the information are quite important. This includes evaluating the challenges related to ethical dilemma. Some of the principles that are associated with the morality of the healthcare services are-

  1. Autonomy- Nurses are trained to treat patients equally, and this is an important factor associated with the medical profession. The dignity of the patients has to be maintained, and this helps in handling different challenges that can affect the quality of services provided to the patients.
  2. Nonmaleficence- This is a situation, where any sort of harm and harmful conditions impacting the patient is analysed. The fact is collected and accurate measures are adopted to implement the changes that help in curing the medical condition of the patient (Boyle et al., 2006).
  3. Beneficence – This is a method that is used to promote the positive or beneficial factors for the patients.
  4. Justice – Nurses are expected to treat the patients equally and this is an important factor that helps to upgrade the quality of medical services provided to the patients (Levi et al., 2004 pp. 275–277).

Developments made in the community care services

Community care services introduced changes such as integrity in the healthcare services, and defined the roles of the medical professions. Ethical values and principles are important as it helps in improving the service values and process that are followed by the professionals. Through a stated standard, it is possible for the management and the nurses to adopt an effective measure that can be used for handling the requirements of the patients. In this process, the challenges and opportunities are analysed for increasing the performances (Bolmsjo et al., 2006).

The nurses and the social care service providers take care of the needs of the clients, by introducing new policies for rendering the services. This change was introduced to improve the integrity values for the service providers.

The developments made are –

As per the act the members of the medical professional the changes are introduced for helping the patients to cope with different types of medical issues. Ethical standards are useful in defining the steps and the processes that can be followed for increasing the service qualities that needs to be provided to the members.

Community care act of 2015 defines the rules that state the details about the patients who qualify for the support system provided by the council. People have the right to advocate the support provided for the care needs allocated to the members. The right can be reviewed by the members for analysing the challenges related to the decision-making. Community care services are designed to provide support to the people, after understanding the medical needs of the patients. New measures are adopted by the management for improving the care services intended to be provided to the clients. Social care-support system is drafted after evaluating the personal budget of the members. This method helps the patients to understand the total amount of money that would be spent by the patients.  However there are no legal rights provided to the members that state the benefits that can be provided to the patients.

The care system provides the best assistance to the members or the patients, as this help in handling the social care services that are necessary to be provided by the authorities. In the information sharing process, the nurses evaluate the challenges involved with the medical care services that are provided to the members. The regulatory body for the nurses are analysed and communicated with the patients in the right manner (Ulrich , Grady, 2009 pp. 5-7).

The nurses are trained and informed about the process and the methods that can be followed for protecting the rights and information of the patients.

What are the developments made in the community care services for equal opportunities made in the care sectors?

As per the new community care services act the nurses are expected to follow the stated rues that is mentioned in the care act. The act states the relevance of adopting privacy policies that are essential for protecting the rights of the patients. This helps in implementing the changes or the policies that are required for handling the issues related to sharing of information that is required for evaluating the information about the patients (Javier et al., 2007 pp. 203–208).

Social care services

This acts states the policies and the methods that will be followed for protecting the information about the nurses. Special consideration has to be provided to the nurses who shared information with the non-family member of the patients. The nurse could consult with the doctors before sharing the information about the patients. In this process it is necessary for implementing the right process for sharing the information and securing the details (Redman, Fry, 2003).

Nurses follow the stated standards that mention the process that can be followed for providing the best healthcare services to the people. The ethical responsibility is associated with analysing the type of treatment plan that can be adopted to help the patients in overcoming the challenges (Aiken et al., 2002).


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