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Professional Ethics
This paper discusses professional ethics in the nursing workplace and related dilemmas.
# 103719 | 1,110 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on May 25, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Philosophy (Ethics) , Ethics (General)

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In this article, the writer uses a specific example in a hospital to discuss the ethical dilemmas that may be encountered in the nursing workplace. In particular, the paper discusses the type of dilemma that can arise when caught between being an advocate for the patient and preserving the professional integrity of another professional when he errs.

From the Paper:

" The ethics in question was whether to carry out one's duty to the patient and his family, in the interest of being fully honest, open and transparent to the patient in informing them what had happened versus not disclosing this information in the interest of not making a large fuss out of a resident's error that did not result in serious harm. On the one hand, the patient regained not only sinus rhythm, but also regained consciousness several minutes later. He was evidently not pleased to find himself intubated; there did not seem to be any signs of persistent ischemic injury nor reperfusion injury at the time. On the other hand, had the patient been without adequate perfusion for longer than it actually took to revive him, permanent injury would have resulted."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • DiPalma, C. (2004). Power at work: navigating hierarchies, teamwork and webs. Journal of Medical Humanities, 25(4), 291-308.
  • Kelly-Heidenthal, P. (2003). Nursing Leadership & Management. Thomson Delmar Learning. Retrieved April 12, 2007 from

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