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Read the following case study and determine how you would advocate for the patient: Sue is an RN caring for a patient, Sandra, an elderly woman with a fractured right humerus which has been immobilized with a sling. Sue receives report that the patient has been waiting for surgery for three days. The report goes on to describe the patient's continued questions about the delay and notes that the patient has been moving her arm in the sling. Realizing that the movement could result in greater injury, Sue calls the orthopedic service to notify them of the patient's concern over the wait for surgery. Sue is informed by an intern that the patient will have to wait until the team rounds the next day. She is not satisfied with the response and realizes that even more damage may occur from Sandra moving her arm in the sling. Write a 1,050 paper in which you: Analyze the legal and ethical issues in the case study. Describe the health care agency's legal and ethical risk. Explain how you would advocate for the patient. Explain the ethical actions that should be taken to ensure the patient receives the highest-quality care. Defend the rationale for those actions by citing three scholarly sources from the last five years. Format your paper, including reference page, according to APA guidelines.
Read the following case study and determine how you would advocate for the patient: Sue is an RN caring for a patient, Sandra, an elderly woman with a fractured right humerus which has been immobilized with a sling. Sue receives report that the patient has been waiting for surgery for three days.
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August 21, 2016
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August 22, 2016
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