Patient Empowerment Discussion

For this discussion, you will answer the following questions:

  • What factors should be considered when dealing with decisions where the nurse and patient hold differing values?
  • Give one example of a situation where patient empowerment might pose an ethical dilemma for you.
  • If you feel a patient is making an unwise decision, how would you respond?
  • Should there be limits on patient empowerment?

Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts.

References:

  • Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.

Words Limits

  • Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page)

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