Nurses are held responsible for the care of patients and for meeting all legally documented practices. The relationship between their legal and ethical responsibilities can often be unsteady and unstable. Reflect on your own professional and personal concerns as a nurse. Then, consider the legal relationship with and ethical responsibilities of nurses towards the consumer of health care (the patient, family, and community).
With these thoughts in mind, • •Write 1-2 page paper addressing below: • o o What ethical issues do nurses face regarding patient care? Include an example from your work setting or based on the readings. o o How can your personal biases and beliefs on difficult health-care decisions impact your ability to provide care? o o What is the impact of legal responsibilities on how nurses deal with ethical conflict? o o What strategies can nurses use to address this conflict?