Who Has the Power? Some Problems and Issues Affecting the Nursing Care of Dying Patients
European Journal of Cancer Care (English). 1996 Jun; 5(2): 73-80.
Nurses play a central role in the care of dying people, yet they may find themselves marginalized, devalued or in conflict with other health professionals. This paper examines a number of problems and issues related to nursing power and control in the workplace. The factors we consider are: the relative effects of personal and structural influences; the 'medicalization' of dying; the demands and challenges of interdisciplinary work; ethical issues raised by euthanasia and AIDS; patients' rights to make informed decisions about their care; philosophies and policies of health care.
Active Euthanasia; Age Factors; Aids; Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Autonomy; Cancer; Communication; Community Services; Death; Disclosure; Dying Patients; Euthanasia; Government; Government Financing; Health; Health Care; Interdisciplinary Communication; Medicine; Nurses; Nursing Care; Palliative Care; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patients; Patients' Rights; Physicians; Professional Autonomy; Public Policy; Power; Quality of Health Care; Resource Allocation; Rights; Social Dominance; Terminal Care; Terminally Ill;
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