Nursing Role and Scope Case Study

Case Study Instructions

 

The
case study demonstrates a role related and ethical conundrum when the nurse is
taking care

of
an end stage aggressive lung cancer patient, Mr. Wilson, who expressed suicidal
intentions to

the
nurse and asked to keep the secret from his family and the hospital staff.

If
the nurse knows of Mr. Wilsons’ plan for rational suicide, would the nurse be
obligated to

intervene?
If so, what actions could the nurse take at this point? Does a nurse have the
right to

try
to stop a person from committing rational suicide (to act in the best interest
of the patient)?

Is
a nurse supposed to support the person’s autonomous decision to commit rational
suicide?

even
when that decision is morally and religiously incompatible with the nurse’s
perspective?

What
is the nurse role?

 

The paper must be typed in APA format with a minimum of 750 words
(excluding first and references page) with a minimum of 4 evidence-based
references not older than 2016 and using the required Arial 12 font.

Provide sufficient information to support all elements of topic.

Use effective transitions, introduction, and conclusion.