Instructions: Reflect on your own experience(s) in nursing by answering the following questions. You may use the table below to answer each question or you may choose to submit a single narrative addressing all four categories below. You may present a hypothetical case if you do not have a personal example.
|Describe a time in your clinical practice/nursing experience when you faced or observed a colleague face an ethical dilemma.What happened?Who was involved?Why did you feel this was a dilemma? (hint choice between two undesirable outcomes)
|What ethical principle (s) in the Belmont report relate to the ethical dilemma you describe above? E.g., How does the situation you describe relate to the principle (s)?
|What could be done in the situation you described to preserve the patient/family/population/community rights? (hint what model or example of ethical decision making applies in this situation?)
|How could you as the RN advocate for the best interest of anyone involved in the situation you describe? What would you do in the future if faced with a similar situation? (hint what nursing professional code of ethics apply to the situation)
|What is Informed Consent and Institutional Review Board (IRB)? Why are they important in nursing research?