Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Case Study
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Roles, Ethical Considerations, and Effectiveness of the
Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
In all healthcare fields the providers are bound by a moral code of ethics that are defined within the ethical principles and serve to guide the care of all individuals. According to Hamric,
Hanson, Tracy, and O’Grady (2014) ethical principles are a set of core values that are fundamental obligations that healthcare professionals use to guide all care provided in the medical field.
The Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) is guided by a set of ethical principles that help provide the kind of care every individual deserves. These ethical principles are: nonmaleficence, …show more content…
The quality and effectiveness of care that is provided by ACNPs has been researched and discussed in a 2013 article. In this article 11 aggregated outcomes were obtained from 37 articles from 1990-2009 finding comparable or better patient outcomes from ACNPs then MDs (Stanik-
Hutt et al., 2013).
The last article discusses improved outcomes with implementation of ACNPs in hospitals. According to Liego, Loomis, Van Leuven, and Dragoo (2014) the addition of ACNPs in hospitals improves patient length of stay, quality initiatives, standardization of care, and healthcare costs. These research articles serve to empower AGACNPs and provide evidence of the effectiveness of advanced nursing practice within the acute care setting.
In all healthcare fields the providers are bound by a moral code of ethics that are defined within the ethical principles and serve to guide the care of all individuals. These ethical principles are: nonmaleficence, utilitarianism, justice, fidelity, veracity, and autonomy.
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The impact of each of theses ethical principles on the AGACNP are individually defined