The nurse is also informed the patient has sought help from a curandero.A curandero is ann Hispanic folk medicine practitioner.
Nurses have an ethical obligation to care for patientsand do no harm.
Ethical conflicts and dilemmas occur every day in the health care world.
“Curandero use a range of procedures from messages, herbal supplement, prayer, magic, and talk therapy to treat people.
The strong focus on talking to the patient and embracing often deeply held superstitious beliefs offers a fertile ground for the placebo effect”. The patient has not taken his prescribe medication and his eating habits are also noncompliant.
There are ethical principles that a nurse should learn to apply to each situation that they feel an ethical decision will need to be made.
The history of ethics has been around for a long time.
In this case study the nurse is put in an uncomfortable position and has two find a way to comply with the family, the patient, and the doctor’s orders.
How can she report to the doctor the information the daughter has told her?
The patient’s daughter may not want to voice her concerns in front of the patient, but the patient will need to be informed on why he is going to an assistant living facility instead of home with his daughter.
The nurse and doctor will be the ones to inform patient S. on the reason he his being discharge to a nursing home in a matter that he can understand and avoid letting him know his daughter cannot provide adequate care for him at her home. to receive the care that he needs the nurse will need to inform the doctor on what is going on with the patient.