These codes of ethics show that it is the responsibility of every RN to offer solutions and therapies that will be of interest to the receiver or participant and not against the wilfulness of the participant. By this way, the accountability of RN is achieved and the participant is also autonomous to make choices before the reception of therapy (ANC, 2016). In the case of Elsie, the RN should have taken the responsibility to exercise duty of care and encourage the patient to take informed decisions when there is a need for specialized care.
The code of conduct for paramedics in Australia highlights five important aspects – integrity, competence, consent for patient care, ethical review and accountability (Paramedics, 2016). It is the professional duty of a paramedical professional to respect the decisions and interests of the patients and demonstrate trustworthy services throughout the service period. This will eventually not bring discredit to the paramedic involved. Further, it is essential to take consent from the patient during the process of contemporary care delivery. This is to ensure that the patient is satisfied with the care and there is cooperation in the activities involved.
In the case of Elsie, ethical review is mandatory to make sure that the professional responsibilities are acknowledged by the patient and the support system is high enough for the processes to continue (Backhaus, 2011). It is also essential to highlight that the patient’s right and responsibilities when present in a healthcare facility are enormous. For instance, the patient has every right to take decision, discuss with healthcare professionals or her family members, exercise trust on people, respect others and expose the truthful intentions (Paramedics, 2016). However, Elsie has voiced out for her life, but she remained still stressful that led to her death because of the negative impact and forceful actions taken by the paramedic and RN. They have not realized the rights of Elsie which is the core reason for her to become depressed and lose her life.