Number of pages: 7 (Double Spaced)
Number of sources:8
Order Type:Case Study
Academic level: Undergraduate
Preferred Language Style: English (U.S.)
Ethics Assignment — Systematic reflective essay Select one
(only) of the cases below for your assignment.
Ralph is the CNC of a surgical ward and has called you into a meeting
to review the routine practice of storing patient charts (i.e. nursing
plans, observations and medication charts) at the end of the patient’s
bed. You are a second year nursing student studying ethics and so he
values your input. The day before the meeting you are putting together
an ethical analysis of the practice.
How would you decide what to do? What would you do if you were in
Ralph’s position? Explain your reasons in reference to the Code of
Ethics for Nurses, consequences and relevant ethical principles.
Sammy Mill is an RN working in a GP clinic with five general
practitioners and two other RNs. Sammy is reviewing and redressing
Margaret’s chronic leg wound. Margaret is a regular client who has
cerebral palsy, lives alone and works 3 days a week for an IT firm. It
is 18:00 and all other staff have left. There are no other clients in
the waiting room. In casual conversation Sammy says that he is now
‘finished work for the day and is starving’. Margaret who is
underweight and typically hates eating alone, invites Sammy to join
her in a quick meal at the local café. The clinic has no fixed policy
on the matter.
Are there any conflicting ethical values here? What would you do if
you were in Sammy’s position? Explain your reasons in reference to the
Code of Ethics for Nurses, consequences and relevant ethical