Chamberlain College of Nursing Case Study: 9.24.2020| NURSING THEORY | Chamberlain College of Nursing
This situation is influenced by many factors, including the ethical, spiritual and legal as well as economic, physical, and social-cultural. It is crucial that Mrs. Smith is provided with appropriate end-of life care. She should be able to access spiritual and spiritual support. Legally, nurses must be aware of cultural differences that could influence their actions or decisions when caring for patients with different backgrounds. Finally, the economic aspects of Mrs. Smith’s care need to be acknowledged. Last but not least, the physical aspect of her care needs cannot be overlooked. Comfort measures are still required even during the end of life. End-of-life issues can also include withdrawing treatments if necessary despite potential questioning from family members since these decisions will ultimately depend on what would provide best overall patient outcome which can involve curative/palliative treatment choices or simple symptom management medication options amongst others tailored around individual needs & circumstances).
The nurse manager balanced all these issues carefully by focusing on finding feasible solutions based on school knowledge combined with good judgement calls while keeping patient’s wishes & experiences at heart throughout the decision making process – eg: consideration was given towards recommending non medical interventions like aromatherapy instead opting only for drug treatments so as not overload system while still ensuring optimum comfort levels were achieved without interfering too much with natural dying process -furthermore communication strategies were put into place between multidisciplinary team members involved so sudden changes could be discussed/avoided where possible before occurring thus enabling more effective planning ahead which resulted into smoother progression through last days spent in hospital setting.