A framework for analysis of ethical dilemmas in critical care nursing.

@article{Rushton2007AFF,
  title={A framework for analysis of ethical dilemmas in critical care nursing.},
  author={Cynda Hylton Rushton and Joy Hinson Penticuff},
  journal={AACN advanced critical care},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={323-9}
}
C care nurses are confronted regularly with ethical quandaries such as disputes about withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies, lack of adequate informed consent, and conflicts about access to care or resource allocation. When confronted with ethical questions, critical care nurses can enhance their personal integrity and advocacy by using a systematic framework in thinking about how to respond. This column explores the application of one such framework—the expanded version of James Rest’s 4… CONTINUE READING

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