Read the Case Presentation on page 63 (in 4th Edition) of Burkhardt & Nathaniel. This is in
Chapter 3 Part 1, the section titled Noncompliance vs Autonomy
a.What does Autonomy mean to you?
b. Comment on the statement: It is easy to honor a patients autonomy when they agree with us.
c. Was Coras autonomy being infringed?
d. What provisions of the ANA Code of Ethics and Interpretative Statements offers the nurse
guidance in this case?
2 .Read the Case Presentation on page 72 (in 4th Edition) of Burkhardt & Nathaniel. This is in
Chapter 3, Part 1, the case presentation entitled “Beneficence and Nonmaleficence”.
a. Describe in your own words, Beneficence and Nonmaleficence.
b. Answer all the questions presented in the Think About It section following the case
3. Read the Case Presentation of Burkhardt & Nathaniel on page 179 in (4th Edition) on moral
distress, moral outrage and moral reckoning. Read the case study of Joanna which is the last case
study in Chapter 7 entitled “Trying to be Heard”.
a. Does the ANA Code of Ethics, Provision Three offer any guidance for the nurse? Why or why not?
b. Were the nurses actions sufficient in this situation?
c. Read the article titled, “Pathways to Moral Courage” and apply the “CODE” analysis to this case
to determine if a different outcome was possible.
Pathways to Moral Courage, found at: Pathways_to_Moral_Courage.pdf
4. After reading the article links relating to Placebos that follow, please address:
a. Compare the two articles and argue for or against the use of placebos, including discussion of
applicable ethical principles, e.g. autonomy,
b. Specify what provisions of the ANA Code of Ethics offer guidance on the use of placebos in
Read the American Society for Pain Management Nursings Position Statement on Use of Placebos in
Pain Management, found at:
Read “US Doctors Use Placebo Treatments but Dont Always Inform Patients” found at:
5. Discuss Informed Consent after reading Burkhardt & Nathaniels pages 139-143, and 300-301 (4th
a. Describe in your own words what constitutes informed consent.
b. What are the possible legal ramifications for failing to obtain informed consent
Case presentation- student adequately addresses questions a through d in relation to case study of
Case presentation- student adequately addresses both questions in case study of beneficience and
Case presentation-student adequately addresses questions a through c in case study of Joanna and
applies CODE analysis.
Placebos- student adequately discusses topic of placebos, applying ANA Code of Ethics.
Consent- student adequately discusses informed consent questions a&b, citing text readings.
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