Patient Refusal and Nursing Perspective

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Essay #: 063514
Total text length is 22,466 characters (approximately 15.5 pages).

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Patient Refusal and Nursing Perspective
Introduction
Every nurse is concerned for her or his patients and intends to produce the best outcomes for them. The most important value for the nurse is client wellbeing, which refers to providing safe, compassionate, and ethical care (CNA, 2008). When a patient refuses something that is essential for their wellbeing, the situation can have serious implications. The purpose of this paper is to discuss a situation from my clinical experience where a patient refused to take medication. The situation created an ethical dilemma because there are reasons for different courses of action but none seems satisfactory.
Situation
Mrs. P was 59 years old and had been admitted because of severe chest pain. She...
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.....interventions need to be performed by health professionals, it is the patient who needs to take the initiative for their own care.
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