The nurse is often a moral spectator observing decisions made by others and dealing with the patient’s response to those decisions. Analyze an article about a situation where a decision by a physician, the insurance company, government agency or health institution adversely affected a patient or countermanded a patient’s wishes.
The paper should be no more than three pages not including the title page or page.
Provide a bibliography of at least three references, the first of which is the citation for the article you selected and the second is the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.
Using APA formatting and APA style writing address the following:
The nurse’s role in affirming the patient’s wishes and risks involved
The social and economic consequences of reversing this decision
Guidance from the Code that sheds light on this situation
The lessons to be learned for similar future situations
The moral residue that haunts the