Ethical Issues: PDF OnlyPatient-Family Conflicting Issues Part 1 The CaseBriones, Jeanine P. RN, MSNAuthor Information is a staff nurse at the Special Care Unit, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio. (216) 257–3132(H) (216) 844–1570(W) Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: January 1994 - Volume 13 - Issue 1 - p 44-50 Buy Abstract This article describes an ethical case when the patient's wishes and that of her spouse disagreed and the ethical issues which were involved. Although the patient clearly has the right of choice on treatment, her own choices became ambivalent as she recognized her husbands need for her to fight on. © Williams & Wilkins 1994. All Rights Reserved.