Nurses & Euthanasia - When Ethics Conflict

An 8 page essay that examines the moral dilemmas faced by nurses as they try to reconcile the Nurse's Code to euthanasia and the right to die issue. Discussed are the three ethics of autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence and how these ethics should be applied in situations involving euthanasia. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

ANA : Code for Nursing

An 8 page paper which illustrates some of the most recent concerns involving the ANA Code for Nursing. This is a document that was designed in 1976 and it sets forth all of the ethical concerns that nurses should consider when performing their duties as nurses. The focus of the paper centers around the issues that are not included in the ANA Code for Nurses. The most prevalent issues addressed are the consideration of nurses who wish to have a choice in whether to quit a case or not, issues involving new health care plans, and issues involving euthanasia. For the most part the ANA Code for Nurses addresses the needs of the patient and not the nurse. As a result of the lack of attention that the nurses have in relationship to this document, and in relationship to areas where the document has proven insufficient, many states and organizations have added to the ANA Code and implemented additional codes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Opposing Euthanasia in Nursing Practice

This 9 page paper examines the euthanasia issue. How nurses can embrace values and encourage life is the focus of this paper. Attention to culture is provided. Euthanasia is defined and explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Euthanasia: A Nurse’s Position

An 8 page discussion of the ethics of euthanasia as it impacts the nursing profession. This paper contends that in some situations euthanasia could be considered morally and ethically right. At the same time, however, the author cautions that the appropriateness of euthanasia must be considered on a case by case basis. Bibliography lists sources.

BSN Entry to Nursing

This 5 page research paper reports on the nursing issue of whether or not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) should be the minimum requirement for entry into professional nursing. The writer explores aspects of this issue and consider the fact that nurses with an associates degree make up nearly 60 per cent of the nursing work force. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nursing & AIDS

5 pages detailing issues concerning nursing and AIDS patients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Euthanasia from an Ethical Perspective

A 5 page paper discussing the issue of the ethics of euthanasia within a nursing context. The paper presents philosophical argument, but one author notes that those nurses unable to come to terms with agreed-on procedures should disqualify themselves from cases employing those procedures. Whereas the physician of record has the privilege of and ability to either accept or reject such cases, nurses normally do not. In the end, nurses need to assess their own motivations and convictions as well, and act in accordance with those. They can cite Kant for support. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Legal Aspects of Euthanasia

A 5 page paper which discusses the present condition of euthanasia as it involves the average individual, the nurse, and the legal industry. Illustrations, descriptions, and opinions are provided, as well as a brief discussion which investigates possible approaches for the legal community in relationship to euthanasia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Addicted Nurses: Opiate Addiction and Management of Nurses

This 10 page paper considers the issue of addressing opiate addiction in the nursing population in managed care. This paper considers the specific problems and policies that have been adopted to address the issue of opiate addiction in this population, and relates specific protocols for addressing addiction in nurse and nurse practitioner populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Instructional Methods In Nursing Education

This is a 3 page paper that addresses two issues that have to do with nursing education. The first issue is a description of several instructional methods that can be used. The second issue discusses what influences nurse education. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Collective Bargaining - Nursing

An 8 page paper. Union representation is not nearly as prevalent in nursing as it is in other fields, in fact, a relatively small percentage of nurses belong to a union. This essay provides a general overview of unions representing nurses, actions taken by the ANA to strengthen their bargaining power, the increased numbers of nurses joining unions and why, and the issue of nurses being categorized as supervisors. Data included. Court decisions outlines. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nursing and Euthanasia

A 5 page paper which discusses the role of nursing in relationship to issues involving euthanasia concerns. Illustrations, descriptions, and opinions are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Nursing Management and Nursing Shortages: The Ethics in Patient Care

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in nursing management and assesses the ethical implications of the use of nursing assistants and certified nurses aides in place of nurses. This paper considers the management issues as well as the ethical problems that stem from this type of focus, and also attempts to address solutions to improving patient care even in the midst of nursing shortages. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Attitudes of Nurses and Social Workers Working with Alcoholism

This 20 page paper provides a review of the current literature regarding the issue of alcoholism and the attitudes of nurses and social workers who are employed in positions working with alcoholic clients and their families. This literature review promotes an understanding of the problem of alcoholism and the issues that stem from developing nursing and social service practices for indivudals with this condition. Bibliographhy lists 20 sources.

West Family Health Issues

A 5 page research paper that is framed around a scenario describing the West family members indicates numerous health issues. The following discussion selects 5 of these issues and relates them to literature and to a relevant nursing issue. Then two of these nursing issues are used to formulate a nursing care plan. There are four current members of the West household and a fifth on the way, as May West is 8 weeks pregnant. Bibliography lists 5 sources.