Another case may be where the rights of a client brings harm to the client him- or herself. When a client with cancer for example refuses life-saving treatment, I would do my best to persuade the client otherwise. I would do so on the principle of attempting to cooperate with the client rather than directly opposing him or her, but if no other choice is left to me, I would have to act in what I believe is the client's best interest. I would also attempt to find reasons for the client's apparently suicidal decision-making process, and attempt to address this before overriding the client directly.


My philosophy of nursing generally focuses on the integration of the all things in the client's life to create the individuals that I am presented with. Problems within the physical body are more often than not at least affected, if not directly caused,...
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