The ethics behind assessment
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As an advanced practice nurse, you will run into situations where a patient’s wishes about his or her health conflict with evidence, your own experience, or a family’s wishes. This may create an ethical dilemma. What do you do when these situations occur?
In this case, you will explore evidence-based practice guidelines and ethical considerations for specific scenarios.
Review the scenarios provided
- Based on the scenarios provided:
- Consider what necessary information would need to be obtained about the patient through health assessments and diagnostic tests?
- Consider how you would respond as an advanced practice nurse. Review evidence-based practice guidelines and ethical considerations applicable to the scenarios you selected.
This week, you will consider how evidence-based practice guidelines and ethical considerations factor into health assessments. You will also evaluate health assessment concepts related to sports physicals and well-child and well-woman examinations.
CASE STUDY 2 (Students in Group B)
A single father has accompanied his 17-year-old daughter to a women’s health clinic and has requested that his daughter has a pregnancy test. The girl has not consented to the test and seems uneasy.
Review the scenarios provided by your instructor for this week’s Assignment. Based on the scenarios provided:
· What necessary information would need to be obtained about the patient through health assessments and diagnostic tests?
· Consider how you would respond as an advanced practice nurse. Review evidence-based practice guidelines and ethical considerations applicable to the scenarios you selected.
Write a detailed one-page narrative (not a formal paper) explaining the health assessment information required for a diagnosis of your selected patient (include the scenario number). Explain how you would respond to the scenario as an advanced practice nurse using evidence-based practice guidelines and applying ethical considerations.
Justify your response using at least three different references from current evidence-based literature.
Papers over 1.5 pages will receive a deduction in points, as the assignment is one page in length.
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· Chapter 24, “Sports Participation Evaluation”
In this chapter, the authors describe the process of a sports participation evaluation. The chapter also states the most common conditions encountered in a sports participation evaluation.
· Chapter 25, “Putting It All Together”
In this chapter, the authors tie together the concepts introduced in previous chapters. In particular, the chapter has a strong emphasis on the patient-caregiver relationship.
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Rourke, L., Leduc, D., & Rourke, J. (2017). Rourke Baby Record. Retrieved from http://rourkebabyrecord.ca/
This website provides information on the Rourke Baby Record (RBR). The RBR supplies guidelines on growth and nutrition, developmental surveillance, physical exam parameters, and immunizations for well-baby and child care.
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