Ethical Issues Described by NICU Nurses
Miya, Pamela A.
Boardman, Karen K.
Harr, Kathleen L.
Journal of Clinical Ethics. 1991 Winter; 2(4): 253-257.
The purpose of this study is to describe ethical issues facing nurses in the NICU and to identify actual conflicts for nurses who face these issues. In this study, ethical issues were defined as situations involving one or more of the following: cases involving choices among equally justifiable options, cases with no clear-cut answers, and cases involving intrapersonal or interpersonal conflicts over values and beliefs. Health-care institutions can utilize the knowledge gained from studying ethical issues affecting the practice of NICU nurses to identify and implement supportive interventions. These interventions may assist NICU nurses to cope more effectively with ethical issues that interfere with their job satisfaction and patient care.
Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Autonomy; Beneficence; Bioethics; Communication; Conscience; Critically Ill; Deception; Disclosure; Ethics; Evaluation; Evaluation Studies; Health; Intensive Care Units; Justice; Knowledge; Minors; Misconduct; Newborns; Nurses; Nursing Ethics; Pain; Parents; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Physician Nurse Relationship; Physicians; Rights; Suffering; Survey; Truth Disclosure; Values;