How the nurse can best support a bioe thical

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how the nursecanbestsupport a bioethical principle in the scenario.Ethical dilemmasReview Taylor et al., 2015, p. 97Ethical dilemma occurs when“adherence to basic ethical principles results in twoconflicting courses of action.”Ethical dilemmasarise when attempted adherence to basic ethical principlesresults in two conflicting courses of action. There is no foolproof method foridentifying which principle is most important when there is conflict betweencompeting principles. Popularized versions of the principle-based approach tobioethics have too frequently resulted in a type of “quandary ethics” thatdiminishes in importance the everyday ethical concerns of nurses (Taylor, 1997),and misleadingly suggests that how ethical dilemmas are resolved is unimportant,as long as one can justify one’s recommendation with recourse to a principle.Thus, many health care professionals equate ethics with decisions about whetherto “pull the plug,” ignoring the ethical challenges involved in daily decisions aboutwhat constitutes an honest day’s work, how respectful we are to others, howtruthful, and how compassionate.
Last updated:11/2/2017 (DMR)Ethical distressReview Taylor et al. 2015, p. 101Ethical distress occurs when the nurse knows the “right” thing to do but either personal or institutionalfactors make it difficult to follow the correct course of action.For example, a nurse believes strongly in right to life but is asked to participate in a procedure that willeffectively terminate a pregnancy.This may produce ethical distress for the nurse.Recognize anexample like this on the exam.Ethical distressoccurs when the nurse knows the “right” thing to do but either personal orinstitutional factors make it difficult to follow the correct course of action.For example, a nurse believes strongly in right to life but is asked to participate in a procedure thatwill effectively terminate a pregnancy.This may produce ethical distress for the nurse.Recognizean example like this on the exam.- Know the difference between ethical dilemmas (difficult valid choices) and ethical distress(feeling threatened in terms of job security, spiritually, etc.Power Point =Anethicaldilemma consists of conflicting moral obligations, rights and claims“A healthcare professional must decide how to act in a situation in which 2 or more significant andperhaps mutually exclusive values conflict or when interests of two different parties conflict”Book:Two types of ethical problems commonly faced by nurses areethical dilemmasandethicaldistress.In anethical dilemma, two (or more) clear moral principles apply but support mutuallyinconsistent courses of action.Ethical distressoccurs when the nurse knows the right thing to dobut either personal or institutional factors make it difficult to follow the correct course of action.When nurses are unable to translate their ethical judgments into action, their integrity is

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