Ethics in Nursing

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Essay #: 062235
Total text length is 15,903 characters (approximately 11.0 pages).

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Ethics in Nursing
Introduction: the Coroner’s Findings
Peter Gillam died on the 24 February 2005 as a result of sepsis and pulmonary thromboemboli, aged 44. Peter was seen by Dr Al-Khalfa at Modbury Hospital, who dismissed the need for a CT scan and diagnosed depression, based on Peter’s admission of a recent break-up with his girlfriend. The coroner found that Peter’s death could have been avoided had he been given a CT scan at the hospital, as suggested by the initial GP’s referral letter. The coroner’s report also highlights problems relating to Modbury hospital staff: a nurse initially misled Peter and discouraged an initial scan, whilst Dr Al-Khalfa was found not to have had experience in clinical medicine in decades and had only been...
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