• Lie Hurts Than Bitter Truth
    all the incidents following a surgical or medical procedure is important. “Telling the truth can defuse resentment on the part of the patient and reduce the risk of legal action. Such frankness may thus foster, rather than undermine, the patent's trust in physicians” (Herbert, Hoffmaster, Glass...
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  • My Future Role as a Nurse Manager
    truthful. Whether people chose to tell the truth or not, that is their choice, but the consequences from telling the truth will be evident. As a nurse manager and even today in my current practice the truth is vital to everyday nursing and care of patients. I highly recommend always telling the...
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  • ethical descion
    ). To tell or not tell: attitudes of Chinese oncology nurses towards truth telling of cancer diagnosis. Journal of clinical nursing, 17, 2463-2470. Matzo, M. & Sherman, D. 2010. Palliative care nursing, quality care to the end of life. 3rd edition. New York: Springer publishing company. Park...
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  • Confidentiality
    , respecting the patient’s personal information, and establishing faithfulness and keeping promises. As well as providing appropriate, fair, and equitable treatment, causing no harm, and telling the truth to the patients. These principles help define the role of nursing by establishing a framework...
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  • Professionalism in Nursing
    anybody. That nurse already defiled the ethical values of veracity which means telling the truth and being honest. In addition, by not telling the truth, necessary actions were not taken to prevent or minimise harm arising from the adverse effect of the drug. In these, the nurse already violated...
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  • Values and Ethics
    as well as violating the norms of truth telling. During the total nurse-patient relationship the nurse’s responsibility include that of protecting and supporting the patients. Mrs Grant was vulnerable and her interests needed to be protected, by providing her with...
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  • Ethical Implications in Practice
    the article “Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care? which is based on the TV show ER, a breach of confidence happened after 14 year-old Andrea confided in nurse Hathaway about partaking in sex parties, nurse Hathaway feels she needs to inform the school of Andres’s situation. Telling the parents...
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  • Filter Worksheet
    and I have to stand up for what is right even if not the popular decision. Truthfulness If you do not have truth what do you have? All my life both my parents stressed the importance of telling the truth, no matter what the outcome. It was always better to be truthful and have to face consequences...
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  • Ethical Framework
    was veracity. Veracity is a term that "relates to the practice of telling the truth" (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2008, pg. 65). When developing a rapore with the patient, the nurse must remember the importance of open communication that builds on trust and honesty. This action is essential to help...
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  • Personal Ethical Philosophy
    understand. Honesty Honesty is being able to tell someone what I really think and believe and getting the same thing in return. A person can maintain being honest by not thinking about the consequences of telling the truth. This can be evaluated by making sure the record is set straight when an...
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  • Teaching Session
    tell a patient the truth regarding their diagnosis (Alexander, Fawcett, & Runciman, 2001). Rumbold (2002) identifies that health professionals should act according to the principles of beneficence and non-malifience, and states that withholding information or telling a lie is unethical and denies...
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  • Truth Telling, Privacy, and Confidentiality
    Running head: Truth Telling, Privacy, and Confidentiality Truth Telling, Privacy, and Confidentiality Georgetown University Bioethics in Nursing (NURO 518) Abstract Truth telling, privacy and confidentiality are critical aspects of care in the medical field. Establishing an effective...
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  • Personal Ethics
    the profession. Ethics is defined as doing “good” and causing no harm. We encounter many ethical issues in our workplace on a daily basis. These include quality of life, pro-choice, freedom, telling the truth, distribution of resources, and empirical knowledge (Fant, C. 2012). Personally I do not...
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  • concept analysis
     Trust: A Concept Analysis Jaymee Penrose Purdue University Calumet Trust: A Concept Analysis The purpose of this paper is to expand the understanding of the concept of trust and its relation to the nursing...
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  • Ethical Dilemma/Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategy
    . Will Bill would take the risk and just take what consequences it may arise by telling the truth. I know the license will be jeopardize if the client’s wife will take action and bring the case to legal action. Also, if Bill will tell the truth, is he willing to sacrifice his job in the said...
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  • Are You Truly in Pain or Just Looking for a High
    . It can’t be measured on any scale expect by what the patient tells us, we as healthcare providers can’t see it. We can only trust what our patient is telling us, and we can’t say otherwise. A person who rates their pain as a “10” for a stubbed toe versus another patient with a broken arm who says...
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  • beliefs on nursing and healthcare
    for a clear line of distinction to be drawn between nurses telling or not telling the truth. The ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses (2001) obligates nurses to be honest in & Bartlett Learning, LLC © Jones matters involving patients and themselves, and to express a moral point of view © Jones...
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  • Ethical Dilemma
    time asking for early refills. Some patients think that you are their friend and you will do anything they ask. But I can’t I have to do my job. I have to triage every situation. If I feel the patient is not telling the truth, then I send a message to the doctor and he looks at the situation and...
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  • Healthcare Interview
    patients and staff a great disservice because when they find out the truth after your false assurance, not only will they not trust you but the blow will be two times a devastating for them to take. It is important to make your staff and patients feel important, they need to know that you believe in them...
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  • case summary
    which the worst possible news can be broken. The aim 45 of this strategy is that of simultaneously preserving hope and minimizing the risk of a sudden, painful juxtaposition of expectation and poor outcome. References 1 Tuckett AG. Truth-telling in clinical practice and the arguments...
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