American Nursing Code Of Ethics Found In Butts & Rich, And Jack's Case Study

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This education is important so the nurse is able to keep Jack’s family informed and educated on his current and possibly changing health status. Finally, communication is a professional standard crucial to ethical decision making in Jack’s case because in order for the family to cope with the stress from Jack’s hospitalization they must be able to convey information to the family in “communication formats that promote accuracy” (D. Hatteberg, Class Notes, October 27, 2015).
The American Nursing Code of Ethics found in Butts & Rich is another helpful literary resource in the exploration of ethical decision making in the field of nursing. With the use of this code a nurse is able to have guidelines in providing help with relationships, patient interests, and human rights. The nurse will develop a relationship with the family, and put Jack’s interests first and foremost in regards to his human rights while being able to use the Code of Ethics as a guideline.
After analyzing standards and codes, we were able to develop two possible solutions to the nursing ethical issues that arise from Jack’s case. The first solution includes
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If we were in the place of Jack’s mother and family struggling with what to do in regards to ending life support, we would want someone to listen to our desires. However, a listening ear may just be enough to help them deal with their stressors and understand that there is still potentially hope for their son. The second proposed solution that involves pulling the cord on Jack’s respirator would involve letting Jack go with respect and dignity if he were in a state where there was no ability to recover. However, since Jack is in what is perceived to be a recoverable situation, pulling the plug may in turn be stopping him from healing and instead end his life. If we were in the physician’s place this solution would lack respect for his suggested

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