The case study demonstrates a role related and ethical conundrum when the nurse is taking care
of an end-stage aggressive lung cancer patient, Mr. Wilson, who expressed suicidal intentions to
the nurse and asked to keep the secret from his family and the hospital staff.
If the nurse knows of Mr. Wilsons plan for rational suicide, would the nurse be obligated to
intervene? If so, what actions could the nurse take at this point? Does a nurse have the right to
try to stop a person from committing rational suicide (to act in the best interest of the patient)?
Is a nurse supposed to support the persons autonomous decision to commit rational suicide?
even when that decision is morally and religiously incompatible with the nurses perspective?
What is the nurse’s role?
The case study must be typed in APA 7edition format with a minimum of 950 words (excluding first and references page) with a minimum of 4 evidence-based references using the required Arial 12 font. Follow the APA example paper under the folder APA tools. Make sure references are used according to APA guidelines and electronic references must be from reliable sources no more than 5 years.