Applying an Ethical Decision-Making Model
This assignment reinforces the importance of ethical decision-making in nursing. You will apply an ethical decision making model from this week’s readings to an ethical issue.
Review Park’s “An Integrated Ethical-Decision-Making Model for Nurses” (LINK BELOW)
Apply the ethical decision-making model in the article to access to care or an ethical issue of your choice.
Follow the steps provided in the model, including the following.
Label each of these six steps:
1. State the ethical issue (using two conflicting ethical principles) and its relevance for nursing practice.
2. Collect and analyze additional information:
- What populations does this serve?
- Who are the key stakeholders?
- What information is needed to overcome the problem?
- After looking at additional information, decide whether the initial problem was correctly stated.
3. Develop alternatives and compare them:
- What alternative programs address the issues?
4. Justify the decision:
- Explain why this is important, needed, or beneficial for vulnerable populations.
5. Find strategies to implement the plan:
- What ethical arguments could you use to dissuade someone who disagrees with the program?
Format your assignment as one of the following:
- 15- to 20-slide presentation with slide titles for key points (TITLE PAGE AND REFERENCE PAGE DOES NOT COUNT)
Cite at least 3 evidence-based, peer-reviewed sources published within the last 5 years to support your position(s).
Include an APA-formatted reference list.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES MAY WANT TO INCLUDE:
- Lachman, V. (Ed.) (2005). Applied ethics in nursing. Springer Publishing Company. Retrieved from http://www.ebrary.com.
- Read Sections 12-15 on pages 8-10 to review common ethical theories in nursing.
- Ulrich, C. M. (2012). Nursing ethics in everyday practice. Sigma Theta Tau International. Retrieved from http://www.ebrary.com.
- Read Ch. 2: Ethical Decision-Making: A Framework for Understanding and Resolving Mental Health Dilemmas.
- Epstein, B., & Turner, M. (2015). The Nursing Code of Ethics: Its value, its history. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 20(2), 33-41.
- Park, E. J. (2012). An integrated ethical decision-making model for nurses. Nursing Ethics, 19(1), 139-159.
- Winland-Brown, J., Lachman, V. D., & Swanson, E. O. (2015). The new ‘Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements’ (2015): Practical clinical application, Part I. Medsurg Nursing, 24(4), 268-271.
- Winland-Brown, J., Lachman, V.D., & Swanson, E.O. (2015). The new ‘Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements’ (2015): Practical clinical application, Part II. Medsurg Nursing, 24(5), 363-366+.
- Griffith, R., & Tengnah, C. (2013). Shared decision-making: Nurses must respect autonomy over paternalism. British Journal of Community Nursing, 18(6), 303-306.
- Ivanov, L. L., & Oden, T. L. (2013). Public health nursing, ethics and human rights. Public Health Nursing, 30(3), 231-238.
- Menendez, J. B. (2013). Informed consent: Essential legal and ethical principles for nurses. JONA’s Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation, 15(4), 140-144.
- Muhammad, L. (2013-2014). Ethical issues faced by health care professionals: Finding a solution. i-Manager’s Journal on Nursing, 3(4), 6-9.