Decision-Making Dilemma of Nurse Withholding Information

Identify the ethical dilemma, legal violation, and moral issue in the scenario from an APN perspective as an educator, administrator, or practitioner.

Create an ethical and legal decision-making dilemma involving a nurse practitioner withholding information from a patient. Apply relevant codes of conduct that apply to the practice of nursing and your chosen field. 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 that will resolve advanced practice nurses’ moral distress in the dilemma you have presented.