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Daisha Estrada is a middle-aged woman who presented with her husband to be seen at the clinic for complaints of dysuria, polyuria and pelvic pain. After a gynecological exam, a urinalysis is completed as well as a gonorrhea and chlamydia culture. Her vaginal smear result is showing positive for gonorrhea. She comes out to meet you in the hallway and asked you to not disclose this information to her husband (Archetype Innovations, LLC).
You have been asked to address “Legal and ethical trends in APRN Role” in the discussion forum. Begin by addressing the following: 

What are the legal and ethical considerations relevant to the management of this patient? Explain clearly. 
Clearly explain your decisions to disclose or not to disclose information to the spouse and the relevance of your decision to the APN standard of practice.

  
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