Glenn Ross, a 55-year-old man, was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. His prognosis was poor; he was given about six months to live. He underwent several series of chemotherapy treatments, but they were of no benefit. He continued to lose weight, suffered from nausea, and became weaker. After three months of chemotherapy treatments, he stated that he wanted no further treatment. He became bedridden and was admitted into a nursing home for terminal care. Glenn’s son, who lived in another state, arrived at the nursing home and demanded that his father’s physician be called immediately. The son wanted his father to be hospitalized and placed on chemotherapy immediately. When the physician explained that there was little hope for the father’s recovery, the son threatened to sue the physician for withdrawal of care.
Answer the following questions in your discussion post:
1. Identify the ethical issues in the scenario described.
2. In your opinion, does the son have a legitimate reason to sue the physician? Why or why not? Support your opinion with research and cite relevant laws and regulations that support or discredit his statement.
3. What are the possible solutions to this scenario? Describe the outcomes that would provide a win-win situation.
4. What might the physician have done to prevent the confrontation with Glenn’s son?
In a reflection of 450-600 words, explain how you see yourself fitting into the following IOM Future of Nursing recommendations:
Recommendation 4: Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020.
Recommendation 5: Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
Recommendation 6: Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.
Identify your options in the job market based on your educational level.
How will increasing your level of education affect how you compete in the current job market?
How will increasing your level of education affect your role in the future of nursing?
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