Career As A Registered Nurse Essay

1652 Words Dec 15th, 2016 7 Pages
The following clinical cases are derived from an academic medical center in the state of Missouri during the author’s career as a Registered Nurse (RN). The cases are used to demonstrate dignity, beneficence, sympathy, nonmaleficence, respect for autonomy, and veracity. While the first case exhibits allowing a choice to occur, the second case counterpoints by exhibiting forcing a choice that may have otherwise not have happened. (This isn’t very fluid and I’m not sure if I should add more here… and if I should add more here, I’m not sure what to add here.)
Clinical Situation #1
When a young child or adult dies, we, as a society, often see a loss of opportunity; a loss of what that patient could have been, such as a father, grandmother, or an important member of the community. The family unit has the hardest time bearing this burden in most situations as it directly impacts individual members as well as the legacy of the family. The United States of America is an exceptionally diverse nation and our health care industry encompasses that. Health care professionals treat patients from varying religions, socioeconomic statuses, and regions and it is important for us to be culturally competent and treat patients, and their families, in accordance with their beliefs and culture.
Case Description A 32-year-old Muslim male was observing Ramadan when he had a witnessed seizure and subsequent cardiac arrest. A flight paramedic was present during the arrest and…

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