ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING

    Assignment Content

    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 ethical decision-making model in the Park article. This is not a review of the article, but an application of the model developed by Park to a CLINICAL ethical decision a nurse may be involved with.

    USE THE PARK MODEL AND identify the steps provided in the model; reflect on the following:

    State the ethical issue and its relevance for nursing practice.
    What is the ethical principle(s) involved? (Use Westrick Chapter 45 page 297 for the list of principles…be specific.)
    Collect and analyze additional information:
    What populations does this serve?
    Who are the key stakeholders?
    What information is needed to overcome the problem?
    Develop alternatives and compare them:
    What alternative strategies could be used to address the issues?
    Justify the decision:
    Explain why this is important, needed, or beneficial for the patient and family.
    Find strategies to implement the plan:
    What ethical arguments could you use to dissuade someone who disagrees with the program?
    I have included a summary of the Park Model below. Many students successfully organize this assignment by using the steps identified.
    Format your assignment as one of the following:
    875-word paper

    Park Ethical decision-making model (1).pdf

    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.

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