Nursing ethics

Nursing ethics encompasses the principles and values that guide ethical decision-making in clinical practice. Reflect on the ethical dilemmas nurses may encounter in caring for patients with complex medical conditions or conflicting treatment preferences. Describe a scenario where a nurse confronts an ethical dilemma, such as respecting patient autonomy while ensuring beneficence and nonmaleficence. Discuss the frameworks and ethical principles nurses utilize to analyze complex cases, engage in shared decision-making with patients and families, and advocate for ethically sound care outcomes. Explore the role of moral distress, moral courage, and ethical leadership in navigating challenging ethical situations in nursing practice.

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