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LWS101, Semester XXXXXXXXXXAssessment 2: Problem Solving Exercise Due Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018 (note that you must submit your assignment online, via the submission link, before midnight – late...

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LWS101, Semester XXXXXXXXXXAssessment 2: Problem Solving Exercise Due Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018 (note that you must submit your assignment online, via the submission link, before midnight – late submissions will not be marked and you will be awarded a grade of 0) Weight: 40% Maximum Work Limit 1600 words (this word limit includes all headings, in-text references, direct quotes, sections of the Codes but excludes the reference list and any cover sheet). Please note there is no 10% lee-way. Words exceeding the stipulated word count will not be taken into account. Of course, you may submit with less than 1600 words. Students must:  Not copy the facts of the question and include them in your assignment unnecessarily.  Identify the exact number of words in your problem solving exercise on the first page of your assignment. If it is found that you have inaccurately recorded the total number of words, and your assignment is found to be over the word limit, material contained in the body of the assignment that appears over the word limit will not be marked.  Not exceed a word count of 1600 words. As noted about there is no leeway of 10% (except that you can submit less than 1600 words). Words exceeding 1600 words will not be marked.  Reference in accordance with APA (see for further information on this referencing style) – but follow the style below for cases/legislation (see also the assignment FAQ document).  Attach a complete reference list of sources (not included in the 1600 word limit) (see for information on what should be included). o Referencing Cases: When referencing cases in-text, you only need to include the name of the case (e.g. Donoghue v Stevenson). In your reference list, you are required to include the full legal citation (e.g. Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562).  Note: If cases are referred to in textbooks, you will sometimes find the full citations in the endnotes or footnotes of the relevant chapter of that text, or in the table of cases at the beginning of the book. o Referencing Legislation: To reference legislation in-text, you need to include the name of the Act and section number (e.g. Coroners Act, s 43). In your reference list, you need to use the full legal citation (e.g. Coroners Act 1958 (Qld)).  Note: If legislation is referred to in textbooks, you will sometimes find the full citation in the endnotes or footnotes of the relevant chapter of that text. o Referencing the Codes: The Codes are published sources and therefore full references must be provided for the Codes. See for details (APA/public documents/standards and reference accordingly).  Not attach appendices to your problem solving exercise.  Use 12 pt, times new roman font with 1.5 spacing. Please note:  Members of the LWS101 teaching team will not review drafts of the assignment. Problem Solving Exercise LWS101, Semester XXXXXXXXXXGinty McTaggert is a 35 year old divorced woman with two girls aged 8 and 10. She has metastatic cancer of the larynx and, until recently, had been receiving chemotherapy treatment. Three months ago Ginty decided she didn’t want any further treatment and is currently receiving weekly home visits from a registered nurse called Sharna, who checks her pain relief medication and nutrition. Ginty’s cousin, Garry is staying with Ginty to help her care for the girls. Recently, Sharna has noticed Ginty is losing weight, appears more lethargic than usual and requires higher doses of pain relief as her pain is at a high level and constant. On the last three occasions when Sharna arrived at the house, Ginty was in a deep sleep. Sharna has also noticed Ginty’s two girls appear to have lost weight and look dirty and unkempt. When asked whether they were feeling okay, the older child nodded quietly and looked towards the ground, but the younger child revealed a large bruise on her shoulder and told Sharna that her sister had an even bigger one on her thigh because ‘Uncle’ Garry gets really angry. Ginty understands how ill she is and knows that without treatment she will probably die. However she is tired of having to cope with getting herself to the hospital only to feel worse after she receives treatment. She told Sharna that she would rather spend the time she has left with her girls at home. Ginty knows that if she passes away her ex-husband will take care of the girls, but at this stage she doesn’t want to ask him for help because the divorce was very acrimonious. Sharna is concerned about the welfare of the girls. She also believes that Ginty would benefit from further treatment which could prolong her life for a number of years. Apply the ethical decision making framework to this scenario. When applying the ethical decision making framework please ensure you use the ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses and the Code of Conduct for Nurses XXXXXXXXXXFrom 1 March 2018 these codes are the relevant codes to use in both practice and for your academic requirements. They are accessible on line, via the LWS101 Blackboard site in QUT Readings and via the LWS101 Blackboard site in Learning Resources Week 1.
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Anju Lata answered on Apr 29 2020
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LWS101, Semester 1 2018
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The case study of GintyMcTaggert, a 35-year-old Cancer patient identifies three issues mainly.
Ginty decided to stop her Chemotherapy treatment three months ago as she was feeling worse after receiving the recu
ent sessions of treatment. Moreover, her condition is increasingly deteriorating after stopping the treatment, as reported by her nurse Sharna. Ginty is suffering from constant high level of pain and often remains in deep sleep.
y, lives with Ginty to care for her daughters but he is violent and angry in his behaviour towards girls which is evident by presence of
uises on the girls’ body and their depleting body weight. Ginty due her progressing cancer is unable to look after the girls. Sharna is concerned about the welfare of the girls.
Ginty’s ex-Husband can take care of the girls after her death but Ginty doesn’t want to seek help from him at present. The girls require care and appropriate guardianship because their life is not going smoothly in the house.
The case study involves numerous ethical principles, codes of conduct and legal principles as directed by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
Ethical Dilemma: The first concern of Sharna should in the best concern to the health of patient Ginty. Who gave up her cancer treatment and is only living on pain management. Sharna should also recognise the needs of other family members which comprise of two young daughters of Ginty who were experiencing anger and harassment from their uncle (Ke
idge, Lowe & Stewart,2013).
Relevant Codes of Ethics applicable in this case are prescribed in Code No.1 (Providing information for Informed Consent and right to select or reject treatment, respect for human rights and ethical standards, confidentiality and privacy, advocacy for the safe and healthy environment) and consistently educating about ethical issues. The major ethical principles in this case are: beneficence, justice, non-maleficence and autonomy (Code of Ethics,2008).
According to Australian code of ethics and code of professional conduct, the nurses must deliver the appropriate care to the best interest of the patient, but they must also consider the atonomy of the patient about what he/she wants. Ethically, all the issues concerned to illness or otherwise must achieve justice and non-maleficence. In situations where law cannot take appropriate course of action, the nurse can emphasize on ethical compliance to respond to the situation. For example, in this case, the legal separation between Ginty and her husband has no effect on their willingness to support and care for their children in a cooperative manner. This connectivity needed just a revival to which Ginty was not ready to initiate a request for help from her ex-husband....

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