Internal Code: MAS2091 Nursing Practice Assignment: ETHICS ESSAY Mark Is A 28 Year Old Man Who Has Been Admitted Into The Emergency Department Following A Car Accident. He Has Significant Internal Bleeding And Has Been Told By The Doctor He Will Need A Blood Transfusion To Survive. The Doctor Has Written An Order For 3 Units Of Blood To Be Transfused Immediately. Mark Is Still Conscious And Oriented. The Nurse Tells Mark That The Doctor Has Ordered A Blood Transfusion For Him And It Is Necessary For Him To Survive. Mark Refuses The Blood Transfusion And Hands The Nurse A Signed Refusal Of Treatment Document. It States That He Does Not Wish To Receive A Blood Transfusion Under Any Circumstance. Mark Tells The Nurse That He Is A Jehovah’s Witness And That Receiving A Blood Transfusion Is Against His Religion. His Girlfriend Pam Is With Him And Begs The Nurse To Ignore The Document And Please Administer The Blood. Pam Is Upset And Crying And Tells The Nurse That She Loves Mark And Will Sue The Hospital, The Doctor And The Nurse For Negligence If The Blood Is Not Given. The Nurse Does Not Know What To Do. Read The Following Essay Questions Below To Work Out Which Course Of Action The Nurse Should Take. Essay Questions: Identify the ethical problem or dilemma in the scenario. Identify and define the relevant ethical principles involved and explain why they are related to the scenario. Identify which ethical principles are in conflict and explain Discuss the options and possible outcomes that the nurse should consider before making a decision Discuss if Pam has a legal right to sue the hospital or the nurse State the action the nurse should take and show how it can be ethically justified by researching using appropriate references to support your ideas. why. Identify any legal principles that should be considered. 12 total views, 2 views today
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