Applying Theoretical Frameworks and Concepts to Ethical Dilemmas
Based on your specialization, use the options to create an ethical and legal decision-making dilemma involving an advanced practice nurse in the field of administration, education, or a nurse practitioner. Analyze administration dilemma. Analyze education dilemma. Analyze practice dilemma.
- Administration dilemma: Healthcare needs versus resource allocation.
- Education dilemma: Nursing student’s religious beliefs versus provision of care.
- Practice dilemma: Honesty versus withholding information.
Apply relevant codes of conduct that apply to nursing and the chosen field of the APN. Describe one ethical principle and one law that could be violated and whether the violation would constitute a civil or criminal act based on facts. Construct a decision that demonstrates integrity, and that would prevent violation of the ethical principle and prevent the law from being violated. List three recommendations to resolve advanced practice nurses’ moral distress in the dilemma you presented.