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Ethical Issue Reflection Paper
A reflection paper on an ethical issue in nursing.
# 140984 | 2,000 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Ethics (General)


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The paper describes the patient, Mr. Singh, as an elderly patient with full cognitive functions, his age is 75 years old and he has entered the ER with abdominal pain, jaundice and fatigue. The paper relates that diagnostic testing concludes that Mr. Singh has metastatic cancer located in his bowel. The paper relates that his two daughters accompany the patient to the ER, and one daughter over hears the doctor talking to Mr. Singh's nurse stating that the patient is in the end stage of cancer and only has a few months to live. The paper discusses how the daughter approaches the doctor and nurse and asks if to have the diagnosis kept from Mr. Singh since he is an abusive alcoholic and is violent with Mrs. Singh. The daughter asks for the doctor to consider her mother before deciding whether or not to tell Mr. Singh that he has end stage cancer.

From the Paper:

"The patient, Mr. Singh, is an elderly patient with full cognitive functions. His age is 75 years old and he has entered the ER with abdominal pain, jaundice and fatigue. Diagnostic testing concludes that Mr. Singh has metastatic cancer located in his bowel. His two daughters accompany the patient to the ER. One daughter over hears the doctor talking to Mr. Singh's nurse stating that the patient is in the end stage of cancer and only has a few months to live. The daughter approaches the doctor and nurse and asks if to have the diagnosis kept from Mr. Singh."

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