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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Ethical Decision Analysis

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Analyzing an Ethical Decision
Psychiatric/mental health nurses (PMHN) are exposed to various ethical problems in their
practice. This paper reviews the literature Ethical problems experienced by nurses who work in
psychiatry clinics in Turkeyby Aydın (2017). The review includes a summary of the
moral/ethical issues, a description of moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding the issue, analysis
of the ethical issue in comparison with Texas laws guiding PMHN, and the process of ethical
decision making that would be used to address the ethical dilemmas.
Moral/Ethical Issue Summary
There are three main ethical issues highlighted in the article. These include respect for the
autonomy of the patients, lack of respect for the privacy of patients, and research ethics. These
ethical issues have been reported mainly in the interaction between nurses and patients. This is
because nurses are the ones who spend more time with the patients. Nurses also present the best
opportunity that can be used to explore the preferences and values of patients and their
caregivers.
Moral and Ethical Dilemma Surrounding the Issues
These ethical issues are surrounded by several moral and ethical dilemmas. The central
dilemma surrounding the ethical issue of respect to patients’ autonomy is that 71.6% of the
mental health patients were forced into treatment without having their consent to do so. Also,
70.6% of the patients were held in the clinics without getting their permission. Additionally,
58.7% were not given treatment-specific information.
On the issue respecting patients’ privacy, 46.8% of the patients had their medical
information disclosed to their relatives without their permission. Furthermore, physicians acted

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Running head: ANALYZING AN ETHICAL DECISION Analyzing an Ethical Decision Name Institutional Affiliation 1 ANALYZING AN ETHICAL DECISION 2 Analyzing an Ethical Decision Psychiatric/mental health nurses (PMHN) are exposed to various ethical problems in their practice. This paper reviews the literature “Ethical problems experienced by nurses who work in psychiatry clinics in Turkey” by Aydın (2017). The review includes a summary of the moral/ethical issues, a description of moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding the issue, analysis of the ethical issue in comparison with Texas laws guiding PMHN, and the process of ethical decision making that would be used to address the ethical dilemmas. Moral/Ethical Issue Summary There are three main ethical issues highlighted in the article. These include respect for the autonomy of the patients, lack of respect for the privacy of patients, and research ethics. These ethical issues have been reported mainly in the interaction between nurses and patients. This is because nurses are the ones who spend more time with the patients. Nurses also present the best opportunity that can be used to explore the preferences and values of patients and their caregivers. Moral and Ethical Dilemma Surrounding the Issues These ethical issues are surrounded by several moral and ethical dilemmas. The central dilemma surrounding the ethical issue of respect to patients’ autonomy is that 71.6% of the mental health patients were forced into treatment ...
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