- What ethical dilemma exists?
- Who are the stakeholders and what gains or losses do each have?
- What strategies should the hospice nurse take to resolve the ethical dilemma?
2. The nurse receives a 12-year-old girl from the operating room after an emergent appendectomy due to ruptured appendix. Upon arrival to the postanesthesia care unit, the patient is drowsy, but arousable to voice; she was extubated in the operating room and is receiving oxygen by facemask at 40%. She has two peripheral IVs in her left arm that are infusing Lactated Ringers solution at 100 mL/hr. A nasogastric tube is attached to low constant suction, and a small amount of aspirate is noted. She has a urinary catheter that is draining clear, yellow urine. Her abdominal dressing is dry and intact. Upon arousal, she complains of abdominal pain.
- What NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses may be relevant to this patient?
- Once the nursing diagnoses are determined, what steps does the nurse take to complete the Planning Phase of the Nursing Process?
- What is the difference between nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems?