Ethical Dilemma In Nursing Case Study
As illustrated in Appendix A, this case scenario involves establishing the mental capacity of a particular patient according to the Mental Capacity Act. The basic principles in guiding ethical dilema will also be discussed that is autonomy, beneficence, normalificience and justice.
In Singapore, patients are protected with an act called “Mental Capacity Act”. This act explains that one shall be assume …show more content…
What this means is that the patient have the rights to be informed regarding his treatment options so as he can make the right decision for himself. As the nurse in charge of the patient, one should also provide the patient with additional information if required by the patient at any cost. The nurse in charge should also respect the patient’s decision to accept or refuse any care or treatment. For this instance in the case scenario, nurse Tan should informed the patient about the decision made by the primary team and not keep it to himself. Indirectly nurse tan have violated the ethical value of non-malificence to his