You are a nurse in an inner city hospital dealing with minorities, especially a large population of immigrants from Asia, Europe, and South America. Your administrator is emphatic about the need to be sensitive to alternate life styles, especially TQI persons. Most of your patients have cultural difficulties with such individuals, treating them as “dead” and rejecting them from participation in their family lives.
What do you do? What is the ethical approach in this situation? How do you treat the community knowing that taking sides will have repercussions and limit your ability to interact with others in the community and, possibly, treat other individuals in the community.