Nursing Ethics Case Studies

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Professional Development Exercises :

  • Read the case study presented at the end of Chapter 17 (Guido, p. 362)
    • Was the nurse negligent for unlocking the bath-room door and allowing Judy to shower by herself?
    • Was it below the standard of care for the nurse to leave the bathroom door unlocked when the psychiatrist came to see Judy?
    • How significant are the hospital policy and procedures in this instance?
    • How would you decide this case?
  • Read the case study presented at the end of Chapter 18 (Guido, p. 393)
    • Was the nurse negligent in the advice she gave Mr. Gonzales concerning his condition?
    • Did the nurse exceed her scope of practice in the advice she gave the patient?
    • Should the nurse have instructed Mr. Gonzales to go immediately to the local emergency center?
    • How would you decide this case? Who, if anyone, is liable in this case?
  • Read the case study presented at the end of Chapter 20 (Guido, p. 439)
    • What should the standards of care be for such a patient?
    • Even though the nursing care plan did not specify that the wound should be checked hourly, how should the prudent nurse have acted?
    • Should the lawsuit center primarily on the surgeon for allowing this patient to be sent back to the nursing home for post- operative care rather than insisting he be kept for 24 hours in an acute care facility post-operatively?
    • How would you decide this case?

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Running Head: CASE STUDIES


Case Studies


Case Studies
Chapter 17 (Guido, p. 362)

Question 1
It goes without saying that it is clear that in this case study the nurse was potentially
negligent as she unlocked the bathroom door, allowing Judy to shower by herself. It is evident
that Judy got admitted to a health care facility for the attempts of killing herself (Guido, 2014).
This means that she needed health care attention and she should not have been left alone at any
given opportunity. The nurse was mandated with the role of taking care of Judy, but she failed in
her roles even after coming to the realization of the conditions affecting Judy.
Question 2
I hold to it that yes, it was below the standard that the nurse left the bathroom door
unlocked. In this case scenario, we see that the nurse is not noticing the absence of the
psychiatrist after leaving the room. This is an indicator that the nurse was unaware of any
possible dangers for the bathroom remaining unlocked. It is worth noting that an individual like
Judy is not supposed to be left alone or given space as she would think of committing suicide.
The Psychiatrist too could be said to be negligent for not informing the nurse that the room was
left open and that Judy was all alone. All these instances indicate a low standard of c...

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