a woman, 34 years of age, is in critical condition. And is scheduled for emergency surgery following a severe motor vehicle accident. You have been informed that her two children have been killed in the crash. She is crying and hysterical and is asking you repeatedly about the condition of her children as you prepare her for emergency surgery. Do you tell the mother the truth about her children at this time or wait until after the surgery?
- Explain how ethics and clinical/critical decision making lead you to your answer.
- What ethical and legal concerns do you, as the RN caring for Marie have?
- How will you, the RN, stand before a jury and judge and legally explain your decision?