A Matter of Principle

TitleA Matter of Principle
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsLadenson, R
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBIOETHICS , MEDICINE , NURSING , professional codes of ethics , professional responsibility
AbstractMs. Corrine Worthen, a registered nurse, protested against assignment to perform kidney dialysis upon a terminally ill patient who was a double amputee after she was convinced that the procedure was more harmful the beneficial to the patient. The head nurse fired her based on her refusal to perform the dialysis. The case includes the section of the professional code of ethics that applies to nurses in these kinds of situations.
NotesCase from the Fifth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2000 http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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