What necessary information would need to be obtained about the patient through health assessments and diagnostic tests?

Nursing Assignment: Ethical Concerns

Ethical Concerns

As an advanced practice nurse, you will run into situations where a patient’s wishes about his or her health conflict with evidence, your own experience, or a family’s wishes. This may create an ethical dilemma. What do you do when these situations occur?

In this Discussion, you will explore evidence-based practice guidelines and ethical considerations for specific scenarios.

Scenario 1:

A single mother has accompanied her two daughters, aged 15 and 13, to a women’s health clinic and has requested that the girls receive a pelvic examination and be put on birth control. The girls have consented to the exam but seem unsettled.

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Scenario 2:

A 17-year-old boy has come in for a check-up after a head injury during a football game. He has indicated that he would like to be able to play in the next game, which is in 3 days.

Scenario 3:

A 12-year-old girl has come in for a routine check-up and has not yet received the HPV vaccine. Her family is very religious and believes that the vaccine would encourage premarital sexual activity.

Scenario 4:

A 57-year-old man who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease 2 years ago is experiencing a rapid decline in his condition. He prefers to be admitted to the in-patient unit at a hospice to receive end-of-life care, but his wife wants him to remain at home.

To prepare:

· Select three scenarios, and reflect on the material presented throughout this course.

· What necessary information would need to be obtained about the patient through health assessments and diagnostic tests?

· Consider how you would respond as an advanced practice nurse. Review evidence-based practice guidelines and ethical considerations applicable to the scenarios you selected.

Questions to be addressed in my paper:

1. The explanation of the health assessment information required for a diagnosis of your selected patients (include the scenario numbers).

2. Explain how you would respond to the scenario as an advanced practice nurse using evidence-based practice guidelines and applying ethical considerations. Justify your responses.

3. Summary with Conclusion

Nursing Assignment: Ethical Concerns