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How to write 1500 word ethical essay

September 30, 2020 8:49 , by seogene company - | No one following this article yet.

The purpose of this assignment is to identify the principles of professional nursing practice and outline the ethical and legal frameworks for professional practice, remembering to incorporate evidenced-based practice in relation to quality patient care. You should select one of the case studies provided. Use the Model for Ethical Decision Making provided below to determine your recommendations for the ongoing care of your chosen topic. It's important to know how to write SEO texts. You must include in your referencing two or more of the following.


Case studyYou, as an RN, have recently been employed in a residential aged care facility which has a section for residents with high care needs and a section for residents with dementia. You become aware that patient care staff routinely restrains residents with dementia who, they state tend to wander and become difficult when asked to return to their room. Mrs Tan is a resident who has early stage dementia. The staff state that Mrs Tan has to be restrained or she takes other residents belongings and is sometimes aggressive to other residents and staff. Her behaviour has caused anger and one incident of physical assault has been documented. Mrs Tan’s family have made a complaint to you that they are very unhappy that she is restrained because she does not seem to have any difficulty walking and they found that she was incontinent when they came to visit that day. You take your concerns about routine restraining of residents to the nurse manager who decides to call a staff meeting regarding the use of restraints. Use the ethical decision making framework to determine your contribution to the meeting and recommendation for care of residents who are currently routinely restrained. Refer to relevant legislation with regard to Mental Health issues. Consider the implications including regard to Rights and autonomy and best interests of individuals as well as resource management.

Ethical and Legal Case Studies

Please use these headings when writing your case study:


1. Clearly state the problem

Consider the problem within its context and attempt to distinguish between ethical problems and other medical, social and legal problems


2. Get the facts:

Find out as much as you can about the problem through history, examination and relevant investigations.

Are there necessary facts that you do not have? If not search for them.


3. Consider the four ethical principles:

• Autonomy: what are the patient’s preferences?

• Beneficence: What benefits can be obtained for the patient?

• Non-maleficence: what are the risks and how can they be avoided?

• Justice: how are the interests of different parties to be balanced?


4. Identify ethical conflicts:

Explain why the conflicts occur and how they may be resolved.


5. Consider the Law:

Identify relevant legal concepts and laws and how they might guide management,

Examine relationships between the clinical-ethical decision and the law.


6. Making the ethical decision: Clearly state the clinical ethical decision and justify it eg:

Specify how guiding principles were balanced and why( i.e. justify the decision)

Take responsibility for the decision & provide alternative management;

Evaluate the decision;

Document the decision


Use the Model for Ethical Decision Making to determine the rights of the client


As per the marking guide there should be a cover sheet and contents page. There should be attention to spelling grammar and punctuation. Citations within text and reference list should conform to format. There should be evidence of critical thinking.

Use following bolded sub-headings for assignment to include a rationale as to why they are using a Model for Ethical Decision Making and to correctly. Reference the particular model in the text and the reference list the introduction should include the ethical problem statement, the medical problem statement, the legal problem statement and the social problem statement. This should look like:

Ethical: Is it ethical that John does not know his diagnosis? Is it ethical that John does not understand his treatment? Has John’s father been fair in withholding information?

Medical There should be referenced material about acute lymphoma. Some reference should be made to Hodgkin’s disease, as it is most likely he has this form of lymphoma because of his age. Consideration should be made around the possible psychological effects of being 17 having this diagnosis and not knowing about it and the impact of being given the correct information about his diagnosis and treatment.

Social Describe social issues such as peer support, parental role.

Legal Describe legal issues such as consent as a minor, Gillick competence, potential for harm to be caused to John because he has not had information about his disease or treatment.

Get the Facts

What further questions would you ask from the history, what further investigations are needed and what would you seek on physical examination in light of the diagnosis of acute lymphoma?

Are there any other necessary facts that you don’t have and would want to know?



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