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...The end:
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