Priority Ethical Issues in Oncology Nursing: Current Approaches and Future Directions
Ferrell, Betty R.
Oncology Nursing Forum. 1995 Jun; 22(5): 803-807.
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe ethical issues determined to be highly important to oncology nurses and to discuss strategies by which the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) can address these priority concerns. DATA SOURCES: Survey on oncology nurses regarding ethical issues; nursing literature. DATA SYNTHESIS: Nine priority ethical issues of oncology nurses are identified. Past, current, and future ONS activities that address these priority issues are discussed. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: ONS must support activities to increase the knowledge, confidence, and involvement of oncology nurses in discussions and decision making related to the ethical issues. CONCLUSIONS: The top three priority ethical issues for oncology nurses are assisted suicide, end-of-life decisions, and pain management. Efforts should be made to increase ethics expertise among the ONS membership.
Active Euthanasia; Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Assisted Suicide; Attitudes; Autonomy; Bioethical Issues; Cancer; Competence; Confidentiality; Consent; Decision Making; Disclosure; Economics; Education; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Euthanasia; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Knowledge; Life; Literature; Nurse Patient Relationship; Nurses; Nursing Education; Nursing Ethics; Nursing Research; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Pain; Patient Care; Professional Competence; Professional Organizations; Research; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Suicide; Survey; Terminal Care; Treatment Refusal; Truth Disclosure;
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