What is our stance on questions on ethics? Are they on-topic or off-topic?
Example (almost the same as Law and Ethics - Refusing to treat intoxicated patients, just removing the legal side):
I am a third year nursing student, currently writing an assignment on Ethics, particularly refusing to treat intoxicated patients.
I am looking for case studies relating to health professionals refusing to treat intoxicated patients.
influencing factors I have found are:
- Duty of care Capacity and consent
- Mental Health
- Calming the patient
- Hospital Security
- Sedation to prevent harm to themselves or others
The question I am looking to answer is, is it ethical for a health professional to refuse to treat an intoxicated patient or would a refusal of treatment always be seen as negligence? All the research I have carried out so far has given me no definitive answers.