Saturday, October 07, 2006

Legal & Ethical Issues

Tip: Look for an answer that respects the position of the client without compromising the position of the nurse.

A nurse caring for Ms. Jones strongly believe in anti-abortion. While interviewing the client, she was asked information about abortion. The ethical obligation of the nurse is to:

A. Teach the patient about pro-life issues
B. Explain the risks of abortion with client
C. Inform the client that she is making a wrong decision
D. Recommend the client to speak to another nurse who can provide counseling.

Answer: D, It respects the clients decision. The nurse has the obligation to provide unbiased opinion or referral.

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