Ethical Issues in Healthcare
Children with terminal illnesses frequently have do not resuscitate orders. Dealing with dying children, and letting them die without major intervention can be hard issues for nursing and other health care professionals to cope with, and can cause an internal ethical dilemma. The seven nursing ethical principles are discussed in regards to do not resuscitate orders, and ethical theory is applied. The ethical dilemma faced by nurses with do not resuscitate order is discussed, and how to resolve it.
Do Not Resuscitate Orders in Pediatric Patients
Children throughout the United States are diagnosed with terminal diseases daily. Once medical …show more content…
Confidentiality, Veracity, and Fidelity
Whether a child has a do not resuscitate order or not, confidentiality is given to every patient. It is not only an ethical principle nurses must adhere to; it is also a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Veracity is the duty to tell the truth (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2002). If parents and/or the child have questions about what