Community Health Across the Lifespan
DQ1 Identify a peer reviewed article on recent trends in
healthcare related to culture or ethics.
Analyze the trend. What was done
previously? How has this trend affect
how nurses provide care? Do you see this
as a long term change in healthcare?
Review information posted by classmates. What are your thoughts on this trend? Is there any information you would add to
DQ2 What if public opinion surveys about professional aid in
dying suggested that 50% to 75% of adults favor allowing health care
professionals to assist the suicide of those who are terminally ill? Nurses, however, are ethically and legally
prohibited from assisting the suicide of anyone and participating in acts of
euthanasia. What should the nurse do
when a terminally ill and suffering client asks the nurse to help her/him die?