What is the role of the APN to assess and report elder abuse? * How would an APN report physical abuse?

An important ethical dilemma was identified in the ‘Invisible Patient’ video, related to signs/symptoms of abuse and reporting of potential abuse.1) Questions for Class
* As an APN you identified the signs/symptoms of elderly physician or financial abuse; yet the primary healthcare provider did not address the concern. financial abuse? Provide support for your position.

Readiness for hospiceThe ethical dilemma surrounding the topic of hospice care; is an important topic confronting many health care providers. Lynn provided analysis of evidence surrounding hospice care and decisions. Question for Class:* What is the role of the nurse practitioner with introducing the concept of hospice care to patient, family and physician provider? * Offer at least one strategy a nurse practitioner could use to address the hospice ethical dilemma.