Neonatal nurses frequently encounter neonatal ethical issues related to provision of safe and quality care and communication in the NICU setup. This article discusses the hypothetical case of baby John diagnosed with neonatal sepsis. The ethical perspectives related to care and communication with the family members while their baby is receiving treatment in the NICU will be explored through the application of the QUAR framework.
Cite this article:
Alma Juliet Lakra, Monica Rita Hendricks. Ethical concerns in Neonatal Intensive Unit: A Case Analysis. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(3):247-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00059
Alma Juliet Lakra, Monica Rita Hendricks. Ethical concerns in Neonatal Intensive Unit: A Case Analysis. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(3):247-0. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00059 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-3-1
1. Jing Liu, Xin-Xin Chen and Xin-Ling Wang. Ethical issues in neonatal intensive care units. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 2015; 1-5.
2. Kadivar M, Mosayebi Z, Asghari F, and Zarrini P. Ethical challenges in the neonatal intensive care units: perceptions of physicians and nurses; an Iranian experience. Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine. 2015; 8, 1.
3. Brecht M, Wilkinson DJC. The outcome of treatment limitation discussions in newborns with brain injury. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2015;100: F155–60.
4. Trajkovski S, Schmied V, Vickers M, Jackson D. Neonatal nurses' perspectives of family-centred care: a qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2012;21(17-18): 2477–87.
5. Marcello Orzalesi M and Marina Cuttini. Ethical issue sin neonatal nursing. Ann Ist Super Sanita. 2011;47(3): 273-277.
6. Hagger V et al .Legal and ethical issues in neonatal nursing: a case study. 2016. Nursing Standard. 30, 44, 48-53.
7. Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard Knox. The 4C model: A reflective tool for the analysis of ethical cases at the neonatal intensive-care unit. Clinical Ethics.2014; 9(4): 120-126.
8. Sedigheh Iranmanesh, Sakine-Sadat Hosseini, Masoud Rayyani, Farideh Razban, Batool Pooraboli . Effect of Nursing Support on Perceived Stress among Parents of Preterm Infants in South-East of Iran. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 4(1): Jan.-March 2014; Page 81-86.
9. Valliammal Shanmugam, Ramachandra. Stress and Coping Strategies among Mothers’ of Neonates, admitted in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 5(3): July- Sept.2015; Page 363-365.
10. S. Rajalakshmi, S. Kalavathi. A study to assess the level of stress and coping strategies among mothers of preterm infants admitted in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at selected hospital, Puducherry. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2017; 5(1): 45-50.
11. Hall EOC, Brinchmann BS, Aagaard H. The challenge of integrating justice and care in neonatal nursing. Nursing Ethics. 2012; 19(1): 80-90.
12. Strandås M, Fredriksen S-TD. Ethical challenges in neonatal intensive care nursing. Nursing Ethics. 2015; 22(8): 901-912.
13. Bull EM, Sørlie V. Ethical challenges when intensive care unit patients refuse nursing care: A narrative approach. Nursing Ethics. 2016; 23(2): 214-222.