Lesson 1: Laws, Ethics, and Medical Care
Upon completion of the Required Readings, write a thorough, well-planned narrative answer to the following discussion question. Rely on your Required Readings and the Lecture and Research Update for specific information to answer the discussion question, but turn to your original thoughts when asked to apply, evaluate, analyze, or synthesize the information. Your Discussion Question response should be both grammatically and mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the question itself. If there is a Part A, your response should identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you must appropriately cite all resources used in your responses and document in a bibliography using APA style. 1 ½ page is required.
Discussion Question 1 (50 points)
Suppose a patient complains of a burning sensation associated with the heparin injection that he is administered daily, but the patient is non-ambulatory. The nurse administers the heparin injection anyway because she knows it will help prevent a blood clot.
(a) In this case, please explain whether or not the nurse violated the patient’s rights in any way. If so, explain how. If not, explain why not.
(b) Provide a thorough explanation and defend your answer using the law to support your decision.
Please refer to the rubric on the attachment page for the grading criteria for this assignment.