NSG/426: Integrity In Practice: Ethic And Legal Considerations
Wk 3 – 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 “An Integrated Ethical-Decision-Making Model for Nurses” from this week’s University Library Readings.
Apply the PARK Ethical Decision-making Model from Appendix 1 in the article to a CLINICAL ethical issue of your choice.
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Note: If you have questions about your chosen topic, contact your faculty member to ensure it is appropriate.
Follow the steps provided in the model, including the following:
-State the ethical issue and its relevance for nursing practice.
-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.
-Develop alternatives and compare them:
-What alternative programs address the issues?
-Justify the decision:
-Explain why this is important, needed, or beneficial for vulnerable populations.
-Find strategies to implement the plan:
-What ethical arguments could you use to dissuade someone who disagrees with the program?
Format your assignment in APA formatted Microsoft Office Word or PPT as one of the following:
-18- to 20-slide presentation with speaker notes for each slide, including integrated citations
-875-word paper including integrated citations
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.
On a separate page:
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Nurses face ethical situations every day. Currently, the ANA has a list of ethics resources pertaining to the following topics:
-Moral courage, distress, and resilience
-End of life issues
Think about ethical situations you have experienced in practice.
Write a summary of your experiences and explain how the situation was resolved or ended.