You have been working as a nurse in the adult oncology unit for the past year
The purpose of this task is to explore how nursing ethics, self-advocacy, and professional accountability canbe applied in clinical practice. Using the provided case scenario, you will be required to think about howethical concepts can be used to make clinical decisions and explore the differences in personal andprofessional beliefs. You will develop personalized stress management plans that rely on the use of adaptivecoping strategies to ensure personal health and well-being.
You have been working as a nurse in the adult oncology unit for the past year. You have developed a closerelationship with many of your patients, but Mr. Newcomb has a special place in your heart. He has beendiagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and has undergone aggressive chemotherapy. Each day his wife hascome to the unit to be with her husband. They have been married for over 40 years and share a deep love.
Mr. and Mrs. Newcomb have made the decision to no longer continue with treatment and have decided thathospice care is needed. Over the past few days, you have watched Mr. Newcomb’s health decline, and you cantell from your experience that he does not have much time left to live. Mr. Newcomb has been very openabout discussing his death, and you have had the opportunity to learn about his life and the legacy he willleave behind.
While you are completing your rounds, you stop in Mr. Newcomb’s room to see how he is doing. You ask, “Isthere anything else I can do for you?” Mr. Newcomb has rarely asked for anything, but today he has onerequest. Mr. Newcomb states, “Before I die, I would like to see my mistress one more time. Mrs. Newcomb isalways here. Do you think you could tell her that I will be busy for a few hours tomorrow so I can makearrangements to see my mistress one more time?”
Reflect on the following questions before you begin working on this task:
• What would you do in this scenario?
• How can your knowledge of ethical principles be utilized to determine your response to Mr. Newcomb?
• How would this affect you as a nurse and direct provider of care for Mr. Newcomb?
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and nomore than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased fromsources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be usedas a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria thatwill be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubricaspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A. Summarize how the principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, and justice apply to thescenario by doing the following:
1. Describe how you would respond to Mr. Newcomb’s request.
2. Evaluate how you applied the principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, and justice to thescenario.
3. Examine how personal beliefs and values influenced your response to the scenario.
4. Describe three strategies to promote self-care.
B. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, orsummarized.
C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.