A wide range of ethical questions emerge in the bioethics class that Connie Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, an associate professor of bioethics and nursing at the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Nursing and Medicine, teaches to second-degree nursing students. Questions like: How do you determine which patient should receive an organ transplant; how do you respond to patients who want a diagnosis when family members object; what is your professional and moral obligation to care for patients with Ebola; and what do you do if a patient asks you to assist with suicide?
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Almost every nurse practicing today entered the profession after the first Code for Professional Nurses had been adopted by ANA. For 65 years, the Code, renamed in 1976 to its current title, the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, has guided ethical practice and decision-making by establishing the goals, values and obligations [Read More]