Pediatric Advance Directives: A Voice for the Voiceless

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dc.contributor.author Nelson, Heather
dc.contributor.editor David Martin
dc.contributor.editor Nelda Godfrey
dc.contributor.editor M. Kathleen Brewer
dc.contributor.editor Jo Ellen Greischar-Billiard
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-26T15:21:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-26T15:21:21Z
dc.date.created 2011
dc.date.issued 2011-08-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/970
dc.description Heather Nelson is from Spring Hill, Kansas. While at the KU School of Nursing Heather received the Visiting Nurse Association Scholarship for 2010. For 2011 she received the Hagen Student Opportunity Award, the Sara Patterson Award, and was a nominee for the KUMC Student Leadership Award. Her clinical excellence was recognized with an honorable mention for the coveted Clinical Medical Surgical Excellence in 2010. In 2011 she received the equally prestigious Level III Clinical Excellence Award for her work during her critical care clinical. She is the author of “From scrubs to stairs: The innovation of nursing excellence” published in the April/May 2011 edition of Imprint, The Journal for the National Student Nurses Association and was a key note speaker at the NSNA 2011 National Convention on “Climbing your staircase: Crafting your own transformational ideal nurse practitioner”. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to examine adolescents’ ability to make competent decisions, and explore the legal and ethical ramifications surrounding the use of Pediatric Advance Directives. Evidence strongly supports that adolescents living with terminal illness meet the definition of competency in regards to making health care decisions, including the decision to forego medical treatments that merely extend their pain and suffering and prolong their inevitable death—but where does the law stand? As nurses, it is our duty to advocate for our patients’ autonomy. We can collaborate with families to provide care for their dying loved one in a way that is respectful of their wishes and avoid the turmoil lived by adolescents such as C.G. Nurses can be instrumental in becoming a voice for these voiceless minors by advocating at the bedside with families, and at the systems level for change in the current Patient Self-Determination Act to include advance directives for competent adolescents. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF NURSING BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM AND DELTA CHAPTER OF SIGMA THETA INTERNATIONAL en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Editorial Mandatory Gardasil Vaccination in Adolescents Biethman, E Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: A life saving procedure or another failing technique Blurton, B R To Treat or Not To Treat? Cancer During Pregnancy Dudley, K It’s a Thin Line Between Confidentiality and Disclosing Patient Information. Horn, K G Ethical Considerations of Pharmaceutical Colonialism Lee, A Questioning the Persistent Vegetative State Medis, K J Pediatric Advance Directives: A Voice for the Voiceless Nelson, H Patient Autonomy and End-of-Life Care: Cross-Cultural Considerations Silvey, L Family Presence During Resuscitation in Adult Patients Tafreshi, D R Women’s Self-Help Groups in India: Gender Equity, a Human Right Wurtz, H
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing;
dc.subject Pediatric Advance Directive en_US
dc.subject Nursing en_US
dc.title Pediatric Advance Directives: A Voice for the Voiceless en_US
dc.type Article en_US
rft.spage 55 en_US

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