Legal & Ethical

Legal and Ethical Book; Fundamentals of nursing 9th edition by Potter LPN to Rn transitions 4th edition by Claywell
Choose two of the biomedical ethical principles reviewed in this chapter, and give an example of the violation of each of those principles. Under what circumstances would you feel justified in violating one or more of the ethical and legal principles discussed in this chapter? You finally have your dream job working as a nurse in a large teaching hospital on a cardiology floor. One morning you arrive on the unit only to discover that two nurses have called in sick and are not being replaced. Acuity is high among the 20 patients on the unit, and as a result of the call-ins, you and another nurse each have 10 patients. What action do you take, and why? Consider your ethical and legal responsibilities.