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1. Discuss the difference between ethical responsibility and ethical dilemma. 2. Share an experience of ethical dilemma or moral distress in nursing today. Ethics and legal issues are of foremost concern when conducting medical research. As you read the case studies, consider how ethics and the law can play a part in these situations. How can subjects be vulnerable or harmed? What are the incidence and prevalence of moral distress in nursing today? As stated by Mallari and Tariman, “Ethics is one of the important pillars in the foundation of nursing practice”, (2017, p 51.) Therefore, it is imperative that nurse function with the highest integrity and remain unjudgmental or unbiased when treating patients. It is our ethical responsibility to adhere to the policy and procedures of the institute for which where are working, but most importantly, always put the patient’s well-being first. As part of our licensure, we must adhere to a code of conduct and scope of practice, which clearly defines what we can and cannot do. “T he practice of nursing is inherently a practice of ethics and ethical decision-making” (Mallari and Tariman, 2017). As part of our ethical responsibility, we also must adhere to the State mandated reporting requirements. Sometimes when there are uncertain circumstances that titer around the required reporting, it can create an ethical dilemma. Feeney and Freeman state that “A dilemma is a situation for which there are two possible resolutions, each of which can be justified in moral terms. “(2016, p86) and Parker states that “ The ability to influence patient care outcomes depends on a variety of forces, each of which the nurse must consider in order to influence care outcomes in an ethically appropriate manner.” (2017). Based on this information and from my experiences, one can say that when faced with an ethical dilemma, depending on the action that is taken, the result can be either positive or negative. A personal example that I can give from my experience is the mandating requirement for suspicion of child abuse or neglect. Two of my grandchildren ages two-and-a-half and 8-years-old, were at a local park playground with my daughter and two of her friends. While running around, my grandson fell and my granddaughter tried to help him up.
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