Consult at least two resources to help you establish Lenas legal and ethical position. These resources might include your states Nurse Practice Act the ANAs Code of Ethics ANAs Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and internal or external standards of care.

Consult at least two resources to help you establish Lenas legal and ethical position. These resources might include your states Nurse Practice Act the ANAs Code of Ethics ANAs Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and internal or external standards of care.

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Readings
Milstead J. A. (2013). Health policy and politics: A nurses guide (Laureate Education Inc. custom ed.). Sudbury MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Chapter 4 Government Regulation: Parallel and Powerful (pp. 73109)
This chapter explains the major concepts of the regulation of health professionals with emphasis on advanced practice nurses (APN) and the process of licensure and credentialing.
ANAs Foundation of Nursing Package (Access this resource from the Walden Library databases through your NURS 6050 Course Readings List)
Guide to the Code of Ethics: Interpretation and Application
This guide details the history purpose and theory application and case studies of this must-have Code of Ethics.
Nursing Social Policy Statement
The Nursing Social Policy Statement provides an understanding of the social framework and obligations of the nursing profession.
Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice
This book contains several national standards of practice that can be used to inform the decision-making process development implementation and evaluation of several functions and aspects of advanced practice nursing.
Gallagher T. H. (2009). A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: Review of medical error. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 302(6) 669677.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
The article showcases the different sides of medical error from a 62-year-old patient who suffered and the components of the medical errors impact and aftermath.
Reinhardt U. E. (2010 Jan 30). Repercussions of simplicity. New York Times p. A14.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
This article determines that the government should take low-income families into account when determining mandatory health insurance because many Americans choose to go without insurance despite preexisting conditions presumably no longer being an issue.
Board on Health Care Services. (2007). Preventing medication errors: Quality Chasm Series. Washington DC: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11623&page=43
Part 1 Understanding the Causes and Costs of Medication Errors (pp. 4349)
This article discusses the multilayered nature of medication error as a system of failures due to individual behaviors and conditions.
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To prepare:
Review this weeks Learning Resources focusing on the information in the media presentation about the relationship between the law and ethics.
Consider the ethical responsibility of nurses in ensuring patient autonomy beneficence non-malfeasance and justice.
Read the following scenario:
Lena is a community health care nurse who works exclusively with HIV-positive and AIDS patients. As a part of her job she evaluates new cases and reviews confidential information about these patients. In the course of one of these reviews Lena learns that her sisters boyfriend has tested HIV positive. Lena would like to protect her sister from harm and begins to consider how her sister can find out about her boyfriends health status.
Consult at least two resources to help you establish Lenas legal and ethical position. These resources might include your states Nurse Practice Act the ANAs Code of Ethics ANAs Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and internal or external standards of care.
Consider what action you would take if you were Lena and why.
Determine whether the law and the ANAs standards support or conflict with that action.
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Post a description of the actions you would take in this situation and why. Justify these actions by referencing appropriate laws ethical standards and professional guidelines.


 

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