Common Nursing Ethics Dilemmas in ER Nursing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 million emergency room visits occur annually in the United States. Every emergent health issue, from advanced pneumonia to potentially fatal injuries following an accident, makes its way through the open doors of the ER to be treated.
Most nurses are called to ER nursing for the fast paced, unique experiences and demanding nature of the job. But what about those times when emergency environments are blurred and ethical dilemmas arise?
3 COMMON CHALLENGES IN ER NURSING
Wait times. For nurses who are committed to upholding ethical responsibilities, working in an ER where the wait times are high consistently poses an ethical dilemma. For nurses who want to see and treat every patient that comes in to the ER, it can be disheartening when wait time are so high that patients are leaving before being seen.