A 25-year-old patient was critically injured in a motorcycle accident. Following his admission to the ICU, he was declared dead by neurologic criteria (brain dead). The patient had expressed his desire to be an organ donor on his driving license. However, when the organ procurement team approached the family, the family expressed hesitance to donate their son’s organs despite their son’s expressed wishes. The nurse caring for the patient has a loved one whose life was saved by organ donation, and as an avid supporter of organ donation, the nurse does not understand the family’s position. When the nurse’s shift is over she makes an appointment to discuss the situation with the ICU director who is the healthcare administrator in charge for the day.
After reading the assignment rubric, answer the following questions using the scenario above to complete this competency. You may copy and paste this assignment into a word document, answer the questions, then either paste it into the text box or upload it as a word document.
Write a paragraph describing how the four principles of healthcare ethics ( autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice) impact this scenario.
Using the curiosity model describe how you would foster dialogue with this family surrounding this ethical dilemma.
Describe how the use of organizational resources can be used to address ethical problems.
The nurse, in this case, has strong feelings about organ donation. Discuss self-care for feelings of conflict between one’s personal values and the values of others.
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