Systematic Ethical Treatment Involving a Baby on Life Support Systems

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Systematic Ethical Treatment Involving a Baby on Life Support Systems
CASE # 1 - BABY GRACE
Nurses and medical practitioners are often confronted with situations that call for sound ethical reasoning and decision making. The following discussion, accordingly, provides a systematic ethical treatment of a hypothetical scenario involving a baby on life support systems.
The basic issue in this case concerns that fact that baby Grace experienced a hemorrhage in the cervical spinal cord. And she will be paralyzed and ventilator dependent for the rest of her life. The two CNO ethical values that are in conflict concern client choice and respect for life (Practice Standards – Ethics, 2011). The parents are the ones who should have the last word on...
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.....t leaves it up to nature and God for those who believe in Divine consideration.
REFERENCES
Luce, J.M. &
Alpers
, A. (2000). LEGAL ASPECTS OF WITHHOLDING AND
WITHDRAWING LIFE SUPPORT. ajrccm.atsjournals.org. Retrieved March 6, 2011 from <http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/full/162/6/2029
Practice Standards - Ethics. (2011). College of Nurses Ontario.
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