Ethical Emergency Room Nursing Persuasive Essay by ABCs

Ethical Emergency Room Nursing
A discussion on ethics for nurses in pressurized situations.
# 112004 | 779 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2009 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper discusses the need for a clearly defined code of ethics, behavior, and penalties to which nurses can refer in pressurized situations. The author recognizes that ethical considerations will suffer in emergencies and seeks to address this issue. The author also reports a correlation between the ethical disposition of the emergency room staff and their competence. The paper then argues that the ethical nurse will be guided by an institutional interest in retaining the patient's overall state of health and that the hospital must play a leading role in creating a staff minded this way. In closing, the author recommends that legislative programs can be improved by offering incentives for investment into the currently under-staffed field of nursing.

From the Paper:

"Exploring the bioethical theories endorsed by both the American Nursing Association and by the World Health Organization, as well as the applicable effects of ethical practitioner conditions in the emergency room, it is clear that various medical and bioethical deficiencies in an emergency care nursing staff will be interrelated. This is to argue that the ethical disposition of the emergency room staff will be directly correlated to the competence of said staff. In the emergency room, this distinction can have a determinant impact on the ability of the staff to preserve life and diminish pain and suffering."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ANA. (2004). The Nurses Code of Ethics. The Center for Ethics and Human Rights. Online at <>.
  • Clark, Darlene & Paul Clark. (2003). Challenges Facing Nurses' Associations and Unions: A Global Perspective. Labour Review., Vol. 142.
  • WHO. (Sept. 30, 2004). Advanced Health Technologies and Medical Ethics. World Health Organization. Online at <>

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