The needs of people with intellectual disabilities and autism during the pandemic: Making the invisible visible.
PMID: 33012248 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - October 7, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Matuska G, Gallagher A Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Ethical dilemmas, perceived risk, and motivation among nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSION: While experiencing significant personal risk and emotional burden, nurses conveyed strong dedication to providing care, and did not regret working in the nursing profession, yet they did seek a supportive climate for their needs and ethical concerns. PMID: 33000673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Sperling D Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Unmet care needs of older people: A scoping review.
, Suhonen R Abstract The aim was to synthesize the findings of empirical research about the unmet nursing care needs of older people, mainly from their point of view, from all settings, focusing on (1) methodological approaches, (2) relevant concepts and terminology and (3) type, nature and ethical issues raised in the investigations. A scoping review after Arksey and O'Malley. Two electronic databases, MEDLINE/PubMed and CINAHL (from earliest to December 2019) were used. Systematic search protocol was developed using several terms for unmet care needs and missed care. Using a three-step retrieval process, peer-re...
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kalánková D, Stolt M, Scott PA, Papastavrou E, Suhonen R Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Older people's perceived autonomy in residential care: An integrative review.
This study aimed to identify, describe and synthesise previous studies on the perceived autonomy of older people in residential care. Ethical approval was not required, as this was a review of published literature. We carried out an integrative review to synthesise previous knowledge published in peer-review journals in English up to September 2019. Electronic and manual searches were conducted using the CINAHL, Philosopher's Index, PubMed, SocINDEX, Scopus and Web of Science databases. The data were analysed using the constant comparison method. The review identified 46 studies. Perceived autonomy referred to the opportun...
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Moilanen T, Kangasniemi M, Papinaho O, Mynttinen M, Siipi H, Suominen S, Suhonen R Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Ethical considerations regarding the inclusion of children in nursing research.
Abstract Evidence-based nursing practice is based on three pillars: the available research, known preferences of the patient or patient group and the professional experience of the nurse. For all pillars, research is the tool to expand the evidence we have, but when implementing evidence-based practice in paediatric nursing two of the pillars demand that children are included as respondents: practice research on the nursing interventions in paediatrics and the preferences of patients, something recognized by scholars and practitioners. But including a vulnerable group as children in nursing research raises specifi...
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Damsma Bakker A, van Leeuwen R, Roodbol P Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Managing ethical aspects of advance directives in emergency care services.
CONCLUSION: The different strategies described in this study can contribute to the development of health policies and action protocols to help reduce both the barriers that hinder the correct management and implementation of advance directives and the ethical conflicts generated. PMID: 32996375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 29, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Poveda-Moral S, Rodríguez-Martín D, Codern-Bové N, José-María P, Sánchez-Valero P, Pomares-Quintana N, Vicente-García M, Falcó-Pegueroles A Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Nurses' Impact on Social Justice in the Health System.
CONCLUSION: Macro-level managerial factors such as policy, education, and clinical environment, along with personal factors, play a significant role in the participation of nursing profession in establishing social justice. PMID: 32985357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hosseinzadegan F, Jasemi M, Habibzadeh H Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Factors affecting nursing error communication in intensive care units: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Errors confront nurses with ethical challenges and make them assess error consequences and then, communicate or hide them based on the results of their assessments. Health authorities can promote nurses' error communication through creating a supportive environment for them, developing clear error communication processes and guidelines, and providing them with education about the principles of ethical practice. PMID: 32985367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ghezeljeh TN, Farahani MA, Ladani FK Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Utilization and professionalism toward social media among undergraduate nursing students.
CONCLUSION: Nursing students use social media extensively. Some students are at risk of carrying out unprofessional behavior which have detrimental effects on students' future opportunities. This suggests that best practices and training in nurse education should be implemented to help students to be informed of professionalism. PMID: 32975494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Zhu X, Hu H, Xiong Z, Zheng T, Li L, Zhang L, Yang F Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Differences in practice and preferences associated with truth-telling to cancer patients.
This study was approved by the Committee on Ethics of Biomedicine Research, at the Second Military Medical University (HJEC-2018-YF-001). Informed consent was obtained from all participants prior to study commencement. FINDINGS: A total of 59.8% of patients were informed about their diagnosis within 1 week, and 19.7% inferred theirs. The medical staff preferred to prioritize family members in informing about patient diagnosis while 77.4% of patients preferred to be told the whole truth at the time of initial diagnosis. More patients than family members and medical staff wanted the patients to be informed about the diagnosis (p
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Wu J, Wang Y, Jiao X, Wang J, Ye X, Wang B Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Ethical issues related to eHealth: An integrative review.
CONCLUSION: eHealth inequality occurs in social care and healthcare. eHealth service designers and social care and healthcare professionals need to act to maintain and improve user access and data accuracy and provide different levels of security in eHealth services, relative to the information stored. There is a need for further research about ethical issues of eHealth from the user's perspective, including the customer-oriented availability and usability of eHealth services which avoid discrimination. PMID: 32930041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jokinen A, Stolt M, Suhonen R Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Ethical conflicts in nursing: An interview study.
CONCLUSIONS: In order to achieve good quality of care, nurses need to have appropriate education and organisational support to carry out ethical daily care. More research is needed to understand the multidimensional cultural and contextual knowledge of ethics and nurses' ethical conflicts. PMID: 32909885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Usberg G, Uibu E, Urban R, Kangasniemi M Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Causes of the plagiarism: A grounded theory study.
CONCLUSION: Several factors affect plagiarism. Among the approaches to attenuate plagiarism in Iranian academic communities are improving self-esteem and self-efficacy in Iranian researchers, emphasizing on quality rather than quantity of published works, discouraging boasting attitudes in the practitioners, denouncing intense competition among researchers, and introducing clear laws and severe punishments for plagiarism. PMID: 32909912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Abbasi P, Ypusefi-Labani J, Jalali A, Zeiapor A, Nouri P Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Treatment decision-making for older adults with cancer: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: This study describes the treatment decision-making process of older cancer patients in the context of Chinese culture. The reasons underlying this process are related to the views on life and death and family values. An individual is a part of the family, which is often seen as the minimal interpersonal unit in Chinese society. It is significant that while emphasizing patient autonomy in the decision-making process, health professionals should also pay attention to the important roles of culture and family. PMID: 32909913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - September 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gong N, Du Q, Lou H, Zhang Y, Fang H, Zhang X, Wu X, Meng Y, Zhang M Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Voluntary assisted dying in Victoria: Why knowing the law matters to nurses.
Abstract In 2017, Victoria became the first state in Australia to pass legislation permitting voluntary assisted dying. Under this law, only those people who are near the end of their lives may access voluntary assisted dying, and because many of these people require nursing care to manage the progression of their illness or their symptoms, it will invariably have an impact on nursing practice. The Victorian law includes a series of procedural steps as safeguards to ensure that the law operates as intended. To support people who choose voluntary assisted dying and to practice safely within boundaries of the law, n...
Source: Nursing Ethics - August 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Hewitt J, White B, Del Villar K, Willmott L, Greaves LL, Meehan R Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Nurses' ethical challenges caring for people with COVID-19: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Nurses faced ethical challenges on multiple fronts in caring for COVID-19 patients. The results may help nurses with more safety, ethics, and humanistic care in nursing practice. PMID: 32856534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - August 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Jia Y, Chen O, Xiao Z, Xiao J, Bian J, Jia H Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

The summit of a moral pilgrimage: Confucianism on healthy ageing and social eldercare.
Abstract To effectively address ageing and develop adequate eldercare needs, among others, new ethical visions are much needed. One of the ways to formulate sound ethical visions for contemporary issues is to reclaim, reinterpret and revive old moral ideas and ideals rooted in different indigenous cultural traditions. Drawing thought, wisdom and inspirations from classical Confucianism, the article offers a Confucian ethical outlook on healthy ageing and social eldercare. The popular perception of ageing in the West as well as China regards old age as a period of inevitable decline. However, Kong Zi (Confucius) tr...
Source: Nursing Ethics - August 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Nie JB Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Moral sensitivity revisited.
This article aims to reconsider the concept of moral sensitivity by discussing the function of emotions in morality. We turn to the ideas of historic and contemporary authors on the function of emotions in morality to expand our understanding of moral sensitivity. Ancient philosophers and contemporary psychologists uphold different strategies on the orientation of morality being (a) personal growth or (b) community living, and the primordial function of (c) reason and (d) emotions in the creation of judgements about good and bad. The theoretical discussion on the function of emotions in morality shows that by focusing on r...
Source: Nursing Ethics - August 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Kraaijeveld MI, Schilderman JH, van Leeuwen E Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

COVID-19-related deaths in long-term care: The moral failure to care and prepare.
PMID: 32703121 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Faghanipour S, Monteverde S, Peter E Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Moral distress in emergency and critical care nurses: A metaethnography.
CONCLUSIONS: The unique nature of this nursing specialty resulted in a lasting inner conflict for nurses that is consistent with the previously described crescendo effect. The effects are complex and long lasting and may potentially affect the nurses' future patient care. PMID: 32700649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Arnold TC Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Ethical Coffee Room: An international collaboration in learning ethics digitally.
CONCLUSION: Ethical Coffee Room seems to be a promising learning activity enhancing students' ethical competence in clinical practice. However, active participation of the mentor nurses and teachers is essential. Therefore, mentor nurses and teachers need in-depth knowledge of ethical theories and concepts and how to apply them in clinical context. PMID: 32666868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Manninen K, Björling G, Kuznecova J, Lakanmaa RL Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Nurse managers' perspectives on working with everyday ethics in long-term care.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that nurse managers need support themselves, both to understand and to carry out their responsibilities to foster their staffs' ethical conduct. Supporting staff in conducting ethically sound care requires more than organizing meeting places for ethical reflection; it also requires greater awareness and understanding of what ethical leadership means. PMID: 32666876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Devik SA, Munkeby H, Finnanger M, Moe A Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Eastern perspectives on roles, responsibilities and filial piety: A case study.
CONCLUSION: A variety of roles and responsibilities for a nursing professional, manager, MrsWang and her children was identified in the older adult care process. Several factors to manager's and nursing professional's experience of the resource situation and competence level, and also adequate communication and self-adjusting of the older adult were suggested to affect the effect of taking care of the older adult. The older adults were perceived as more complex with more physical and mental problems but inadequate care from family members forcing the older adult from home care to a nursing home. A nursing home seems to hav...
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Zhang L, Han Y, Ma Y, Xu Z, Fang Y Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Healthcare workers' stress when caring for COVID-19 patients: An altruistic perspective.
CONCLUSION: The healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 had low stress level, although they still had the fear of being infected or uncomfortable feeling caused by personal protective equipment. A low stress level among healthcare workers indicated their professional devotion and altruism during COVID-19 epidemic. Medical institutions and the government should continue to strengthen infection prevention measures and provide more comprehensive care involving families of frontline healthcare workers, especially nurses and married staff. It will be a lesson to other countries that awaking healthcare workers' insi...
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang H, Liu Y, Hu K, Zhang M, Du M, Huang H, Yue X Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Giving nurses a voice during ethical conflict in the ICU.
CONCLUSION: These findings can inform the development of interventions that aim to proactively and comprehensively address ethical conflict in the intensive care unit to reduce nurse moral distress and improve the delivery of patient and family care. PMID: 32662744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: McAndrew NS, Hardin JB Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Nurses' refusals of patient involvement in their own palliative care.
CONCLUSION: The medical and institutional logic of the healthcare service sets the framework for the exchange between professional and patient, which has an embedded risk that 'thoughtlessness' appears among nurses. The consequences of neglecting the spontaneous nature of human action and refusing the invitations of the patients to be involved in their life situation call for ethical and practical reflection among nurses. The conditions for interaction with humans as unpredictable and variable challenge nurses' ways of being ethically attentive to ensure that patients receive good palliative care, despite the structurally ...
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Glasdam S, Jacobsen CB, Boelsbjerg HB Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Conscience and conscientious objection: The midwife's role in abortion services.
This article shows that the decision to provide or object to abortion services remains ethically very complex because arguments exist both for and against its provision. Being with women can be interpreted differently and individual situations of care are multifaceted. Conscientious objection to abortion services is a highly contentious issue that has an overall importance to midwives. Noting that decisions are individual, may change or may be situationally dependant; a definitive position of midwives for or against conscientious objection cannot be assumed. Respecting conscience and acknowledging that there are various ar...
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ramsayer B, Fleming V Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

The use of therapeutic untruths by learning disability nursing students.
CONCLUSION: The use of therapeutic untruths by the student nurses was consistent with that found in research in dementia care services in the United Kingdom and abroad. Further research to explore the generalisability of the results to the wider context of learning disability services is needed. The study highlights that there may be a need for more formal guidance and educational input to student nurses in the use of therapeutic untruths with people with a learning disability. PMID: 32627669 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: McKenzie K, Taylor S, Murray G, James I Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

The meaning of dignity for older adults: A meta-synthesis.
Abstract Dignified care is a central issue in the nursing care of older adults. Nurses are expected to treat older adults with dignity, and older adults wish to be treated in a dignified manner. Researchers have recommended investigating the concept of dignity based on specific contexts and population groups. This meta-synthesis study aims to explore the understandings of dignity from the perspective of older adults in the Nordic countries. Synthesising findings from qualitative studies on older adults' experiences of dignity has provided important insight into what can be essential for dignified care in a Nordic ...
Source: Nursing Ethics - July 1, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Clancy A, Simonsen N, Lind J, Liveng A, Johannessen A Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Newly graduated nurses' experiences of horizontal violence.
CONCLUSION: Preventing horizontal violence is important for nurses' professional and private well-being, for professional conduct and for the quality of care provided to patients. PMID: 32608343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Rosi IM, Contiguglia A, Millama KR, Rancati S Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

The effectiveness of a modified advance care planning programme.
CONCLUSION: The modified Advance Care Planning intervention is effective and recommended to support the frail older people in their end-of-life care decision in Chinese society. PMID: 32588743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - June 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Deng R, Zhang J, Chen L, Miao J, Duan J, Qiu Y, Leung D, Chan H, Lee DT Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Pro-abortion attitude with context of traditional and professional identity dilemma.
CONCLUSION: It is seen that there is a dilemma between traditional point of view and professional identities about self-induced abortion for nursing students, but they had occupational awareness. It should be recommended to give information about national and international licit legislations for reproductive health, self-induced abortion, and setting up ethical discussion environments for nursing students. PMID: 32578502 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - June 23, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Bulucu Büyüksoy GD, Ozdil K, Çatıker A Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Human rights education in patient care: A literature review and critical discussion.
Abstract The identification of human rights issues has become more prominent in statements from national and international nursing organisations such as the American Nurses Association and the United Kingdom's Royal College of Nursing with the International Council of Nursing asserting that human rights are fundamental to and inherent in nursing and that nurses have an obligation to promote people's health rights at all times in all places. However, concern has been expressed about this development. Human rights may be seen as the imposition of legal considerations for nurses and other healthcare workers to bear i...
Source: Nursing Ethics - June 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Newham R, Hewison A, Graves J, Boyal A Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

First generation immigrant and native nurses enacting good care in a nursing home.
CONCLUSION/ DISCUSSION: This study shows that despite obstacles, there was room to make small changes in the rules of the game of nursing. These moments of tinkering may be sufficient to establish a stable, inclusive workforce for first-generation immigrants and give room to the evolvement of hybrid professional identities. IMPLICATIONS: The findings of this Dutch study are relevant for nursing ethics related to "good care" and nurses in other cultural contexts on how the integration of immigrant nurses in European countries in general could be facilitated. PMID: 32552426 [PubMed - as supplied by publis...
Source: Nursing Ethics - June 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ham A Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Citations for the Human Rights and Nursing Awards 2020.
Authors: PMID: 32495715 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

The state of nursing, ethics and the role of the International Council of Nurses.
PMID: 32495716 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gallagher A Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Media representations of nurses in the pandemic: Just doing our job?
PMID: 32495717 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Bagnasco A, Catania G, Gallagher A, Morley G Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Health and social care educators' ethical competence.
CONCLUSION: Educators' personal and professional ethos is crucial to student learning, personal growth and ethical reasoning. Therefore, it is important to further develop educators' training regarding ethical competence. PMID: 32495718 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 31, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Koskinen C, Koskinen M, Koivula M, Korpi H, Koskimäki M, Lähteenmäki ML, Mikkonen K, Saaranen T, Salminen L, Sjögren T, Sormunen M, Wallin O, Kääriäinen M Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

A systematic review of ethical and legal issues in elder care.
CONCLUSION: Further education for professional caregivers, elderly people, and their families is needed on following topics: care planning, directive and living wills, and caregiver-family member relationships to guide and support the elderly people within their decision-making processes and during the end-of-life care. PMID: 32468910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Podgorica N, Flatscher-Thöni M, Deufert D, Siebert U, Ganner M Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

What should adult children do for their parents?
Abstract Adult children's particular obligations to their parents are filial obligations. The gratitude of filial obligations that treats one's filial obligations as duties of gratitude to one's parents is a mainstream view. However, in terms of the requirements of such obligations, the gratitude account fails to provide practical guidance. The general requirement seems that children should benefit their parents as the beneficiary should benefit the benefactor. The question is what kinds of benefits adult children should provide to their parents? In some cases, adult children feel obligated to provide particular b...
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Xu H Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Midwifery students' reactions to ethical dilemmas encountered in outpatient clinics.
CONCLUSION: This study has shown that while students respected women's choice, they also expressed great ambivalence in some situations when personal values conflict with dominant societal beliefs and professional ethics. A focus on ethics education to include human rights is suggested as a means to enable students to explore their own social-value judgements, and as a means to limit the possible development of ethical confusion and moral distress. PMID: 32436429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Ejder Apay S, Gürol A, Gür EY, Church S Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Relational influences on experiences with assisted dying: A scoping review.
CONCLUSION: The feminist relational lens, used to guide analysis, shed light on the effect of the sociopolitical influences and the relationships among patients, families, and healthcare providers on each other's experiences. Addressing the needs of the family members and healthcare providers is vital to improving the assisted dying process. Including families' and healthcare providers' needs within institutional policies and enhancing collaboration and communication among those involved could improve the overall experience. PMID: 32436431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Variath C, Peter E, Cranley L, Godkin D, Just D Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Caregiviers' perspectives on good care for nursing home residents with Korsakoff's syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Professional caregivers try to achieve responsiveness in people with Korsakoff syndrome in three different ways. These perspectives reflect fundamentally different views on the care relationship and the autonomy of the resident. By elucidating the three perspectives, we hope to promote the practitioners' reflection on their own ideas about good care for people with Korsakoff syndrome. PMID: 32436458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Gerridzen IJ, Hertogh CM, Joling KJ, Veenhuizen RB, Verschuur EM, Janssen T, Depla MF Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

The implementation of child rights in healthcare services.
CONCLUSION: The variables of the unit of employment, the state of having children, choosing the profession and practicing in it willingly, and getting training on children's rights make a difference in terms of children's rights in healthcare services. Midwives and nurses should be reminded of child rights in healthcare services through regular in-service training programs. PMID: 32436463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 20, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Yigitbas C, Ustuner Top F Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Safe and competent nursing care: An argument for a minimum standard?
edt P Abstract There is no agreed minimum standard with regard to what is considered safe, competent nursing care. Limited resources and organizational constraints make it challenging to develop a minimum standard. As part of their everyday practice, nurses have to ration nursing care and prioritize what care to postpone, leave out, and/or omit. In developed countries where public healthcare is tax-funded, a minimum level of healthcare is a patient right; however, what this entails in a given patient's actual situation is unclear. Thus, both patients and nurses would benefit from the development of a minimum stand...
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 17, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Tønnessen S, Scott A, Nortvedt P Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Can financial rewards complement altruism to raise deceased organ donation rates?
CONCLUSION: Evidence suggests that governments should allocate resources to increase public awareness about organ donation. Awareness programs about the importance of philanthropic donations and the participation of medical consultants at hospitals in the processes form the foundation of such a presumptive approach. PMID: 32410486 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nursing Ethics)
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Rasiah R, Naghavi N, Mubarik MS, Sharif Nia H Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Intergenerational familial care: Shaping future care policies for older adults.
Abstract An increasingly ageing society together with concerns about sustainability of old-age benefits call for reforming the care structure of many western welfare states. However, finding an acceptable balance between the formal care provided by institutions and informal care provided by family members is a delicate policy choice with profound ethical implications. In this respect, literature on intergenerational familial relationships can offer insights to inform policymaking in this field and help resolve the ethical concerns that excessive reliance on informal caregiving might entail. In this contribution, w...
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Martani A, Brunner A, Wangmo T Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Ethical perspectives in communication in cancer care: An interpretative phenomenological study.
CONCLUSION: The interplay of meanings attached by patients, their caregivers, and their attending oncologist and nurse to communication about diagnosis and prognosis revealed complexities and ambiguities not yet settled. Physicians still need to solve the ethical tensions in their caring relationship with patients to really allow them 'to choose with dignity and being aware of it'. Nurses need to develop awareness about their role in diagnosis and prognosis-related communication. This cognizance is essential not just to assure consistency of communication within the multi-disciplinary team but mostly because it allows and ...
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Melis P, Galletta M, Aviles Gonzalez CI, Contu P, Jimenez Herrera MF Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

Moral distress perspectives among interprofessional intensive care unit team members.
CONCLUSION: Moral distress was associated with feelings of anguish, professional intimidation, and organizational factors that impacted the delivery of ethically based patient care. Participants expressed a sense of awareness that they may experience ethical dilemmas as a consequence of the changing reality of providing healthcare within complex healthcare systems. Strategies to combat moral distress should target team and system interventions designed to improve interprofessional collaboration and support professional ethical values and moral commitments of all healthcare providers. PMID: 32406313 [PubMed - as suppli...
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 13, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Vincent H, Jones DJ, Engebretson J Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research

The inequity of conscientious objection: Refusal of emergency contraception.
Abstract In the medical field, conscientious objection is claimed by providers and pharmacists in an attempt to forgo administering select forms of sexual and reproductive healthcare services because they state it goes against their moral integrity. Such claim of conscientious objection may include refusing to administer emergency contraception to an individual with a medical need that is time-sensitive. Conscientious objection is first defined, and then a historical context is provided on the medical field's involvement with the issue. An explanation of emergency contraception's physiological effects is provided ...
Source: Nursing Ethics - May 12, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Yang C Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research