Nursing Ethics: Ethical Conflicts in Nursing Care


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Nursing Ethics: Ethical Conflicts in Nursing Care
Nursing Ethics
Nurses often encounter ethical conflicts in nursing care because the decisions that are being made during patient care by the team may not be in accordance with the ethical principles described by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) (2004). The ethical principles of justice, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice and autonomy are the main ethical principles that are described by the CNA. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the ethical principles applicable in the decision not to support the use of additional morphine to treat break through pain in a patient with slow respiration.
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