Arnold Perera is an 87-year-old male

Case Scenario
Arnold Perera is an 87-year-old male who was admitted to hospital 2 weeks ago due to a syncopal episode. He fell down a flight of stairs and sustained a fractured neck of femur and multiple fractured ribs. He has a past medical history of hypertension, diabetes, and in the last 6 months, has experienced a functional decline. In the last month, he has needed to call on additional support. This was difficult for Arnold as he was a previously very independent person. He had recently completed an enduring medical power of attorney form, where he listed his daughter as his medical power of attorney.
During his hospital stay, Arnold’s condition has deteriorated, and the medical team coincidentally found a stage 4 cancer that had spread to his lungs, bowels, and brain. The medical team predicted he would have 3 months to live. The medical team first disclosed this information to Kim, Arnold’s daughter. Kim begged the medical team to not tell her father as it would lead to him living in fear and she was scared this news would send his health spirally downwards further.

Assessment Instructions
This assessment requires you to consider the case study above and discuss the situation in relation to the four ethical principles: autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. Students must refer to the ICN code of ethics and the NMBA code of conduct or standards for practice.
This assessment will consist of 2 parts:
• Part A will include plan of your essay
• Part B will be the academic essay
Part A (500 words (+/- 10%)): Develop a plan for your essay.
The following subheadings must be used: • Introduction
• Paragraph 1
• Paragraph 2
• Paragraph 3
Your plan must include the following information:
• Introduction (~250 words).
o This introduction should ideally be what you plan to use in Part B.
• Topic sentence for each paragraph that you plan to include in your Part B essay (three paragraphs).
o Dot points under each topic sentence to include what will be discussed in the body of the
o One reference you plan to use in each of the three paragraphs
 Reference cannot be the ICN code of ethics, or the NMBA code of conduct, or the standards of practice (as these are mandatory references to use). Students must demonstrate they have searched the literature and reference must be a peer reviewed journal article.
 Reference to be placed at the end of each paragraph and in APA 7.
• Reference list at the end, in APA 7.
o References used must be from within the last ten years from credible sources (2011 – 2022).
Part B (1500 words (+/- 10%)): Writing the essay.
Using the feedback provided from part A, students will write an academic essay, discussing three out of the four ethical principles of autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. Students will use the case study provided as a reference point. Students should not write out the scenario as it will be assumed the marker knows the scenario.
• Subheadings are recommended but optional.
• Essay must include an introduction, body, and conclusion.
• Reference list at the end, in APA 7.
o References used must be from within the last ten years from credible sources (2011 – 2022).

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