Is it ethical to act on the patient’s request of a 41-year-old woman with advanced breast cancer, who has been developmentally delayed since birth, for no further cancer treatment? – Yes, I think it is ethical
The student must pick a position and be able to defend it. Use “How to solve an ethical dilemma”.
The student will read the case study and identify the ethical dilemma.
Ethical decisions are often trade-offs between Utility, Rights, and Justice.
Incorporate an ethical framework to support your decision (I would like to use a rights-based framework)
Nurse Practitioners must learn to identify and address the ethical division in an established framework.
It should be a 4-5 pages long; APA style.
Must include 4-5 references not more than 5 years old.
This paper is your opinion based on a theoretical model.
The benefits of utilizing an establish framework to solve an ethical dilemma are:
Efficiency-Decisions can be made more quickly
Consistency-results in more systematic outputs
Payback-builds emotional goodwill with your constituents
Self-respect -you feel good about yourself after you made your decision
Step in Solving an Ethical dilemmas:
The ethical dilemma paperwork must contain the steps you utilized in solving the ethical dilemma. The steps are:
Know your values
Select a model: This is an example. You can use other models
Egoism-Act is moral if it promotes your best long – term interest
Utilitarianism-An act is moral if it produces the great ratio of good to evil for everyone
Situational- A rigid interpretation of rules and laws can be set aside if a greater good or lesser evil is served by doing so (I would like to use this one)
Golden rule: An act is moral if you treat others the way you would like to be treated