Nursing and Assisted Suicide

This 4 page paper looks at the issues of assisted suicide by a nurse in the US. Using the fictitious case of a terminal cancer sufferer the issues is discussed by looking at the relevance of the Patient Bill Of Rights, as well as ethical, legal and business perspectives. The paper ends by considering potential actions of a nurse’s manager if the nurse considered taking part in an assisted suicide. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Nursing / Ethical Issues Concerning Assisted Suicide

A 5 page essay exploring a nurse's experience with patients requesting assisted suicide. The writer describes the experience from a firsthand perspective and then presents the position held by the American Nursing Association on this controversial issue. The ANA is opposed to assisted suicide but the writer reports feeling a strong desire to help one particular patient in their quest to end suffering and die-- This ethical dilemma is discussed in great detail. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Nursing & AIDS

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

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.

Nursing Student Evaluation/Social Issues and Ethics

A 10 page research paper that offers a literature review on this subject. Ethical issues concerning nursing practice and academic integrity, as well as social and legal ramifications, are a vital concern of contemporary professional nursing. In response to various prompts, a literature search of various scholarly databases resulted in the selection of eight journal articles, which are summarized below. This is followed by a synthesis of the results and conclusions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Registered Nurse/Ethical and Legal Issues

This 5 page research paper describes the legal and ethical issues that pertain to the practice behaviors of registered nurses (RNs). The writer describes the importance of Nursing Practice Acts and HIPAA requirements, as well as the complexity of the ethical issues that daily confront RNs, while emphasizing the importance of the ANA Code of Ethics in regards to guidance of these issues. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nursing Ethics

An 8 page research paper that describes ethical and legal issues that are applicable to nursing in an assisted living environment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Selling Babies? The Ethical and Moral Dilemmas of Surrogate Motherhood

This 7 page report discusses the moral and ethical concerns related to surrogate mothering. Surrogate motherhood agreements have been responsible for a great deal of public, governmental, religious, and legal debate. For some, the issue involves whether or not it is possible to legitimately establish a “commercial” contract for a biological process which involves the “production” and “transfer” of a human being. The report also considers the specific issues related to the issue from the perspective of nursing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nurse Anesthetist Issues

A 3 page research paper in which the writer looks at ethical issues from the perspective of certified registered nurse anesthetists. A study exploring ethical issues and Army nurse anesthetists is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Ethical Issue of Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide in Nursing

A 4 page paper which provides a detailed explanation of the issue, discusses why this topic in particular was chosen, relates how the issue affects the nursing profession and considers the issue’s societal/community impact. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Nursing Considerations in Stem Cell Research

A 4 page overview of the many considerations entailed by stem cell research. The author contends that nurses are caught up in the issues of stem cell research not only as spectators but also as intermediaries between the world of scientific research and the general public. Nurses have the ethical responsibility to not only understand the ethical and scientific consequences of such research but also to be able to interpret these consequences to their patients. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nursing / Ethical Issues Concerning The Withholding Of Treatment

A 4 page paper on a nurse's experiences withdrawing nutrition and hydration from terminally ill patients. The writer details her experiences with such patients and the ethical and emotional issues involved. Ethical arguments are made. Bibliography lists 2 sources from nursing journals.

Executive Nursing

A 9 page paper which discusses various concerns of the executive nurse in our health community. The medical and health industries are changing very rapidly as we enter into a new century. The role of the executive nurse is therefor changing just as rapidly, thereby making it somewhat difficult to pinpoint the exact involvement and role played by these nurses. Regardless, however, the executive nurse is actively concerned in many issues involving the budgeting and administration needs of the health community. They are ethically involved in many old and new issues such as privacy of patients. The role of the executive nurse is essential in many ways, bridging many a gap between nurses and administrators, as well as providing security for the nursing industry. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nurse Consultations for Preventing Alcohol Use Among Urban School Youth

A 5 page paper which addresses a nursing article titled “Brief Nursing Consultations for Preventing Alcohol Use Among Urban School Youth,” written by Chudley E. Werch, Joan M. Carlson, Deborah M. Pappas, and Carlo C. DiClemente, for The Journal Of School Health (Nursing Perspectives), November, 1996. The study researched a number of young adolescents and implemented various methods of intervention, using the school nurse. The study illustrated at least one way in which the school nurse can seriously assist the young people today. Bibliography lists no additional cites.