Ineffective Gas Exchange related to altered oxygen supply Order Description Criteria 1. Assessment/Analysis Subjective & objective data support the nursing diagnosis Discuss the diagnostic tests to […]
Eric is the nursing supervisor in charge of the hospital operations during the 3-11 pm shift. Joyce is the charge nurse in the emergency department, and Diane is the charge nurse in the intensive care unit. The three met one evening to discuss problems with moving patients out of the ED and into beds in the ICU. As they discuss the issues, Eric sits behind his desk, folds his hands, crosses his legs, and begins glancing at a paper on his desk. Joyce sits across from Eric with her legs and arms crossed. She looks directly at Eric. Diane pulls a chair from the wall, placing it near the corner of the desk, forming a triangle with the other two participants. She sits down, leans forward, and smiles. What are the nonverbal cues from each of the participants? Identify the verbal and nonverbal facilitative and obstructive messages from each of the participants in this case.
Write health care recommendations from different perspectives and ethical points of view. Each recommendation should be 2–3 pages in length, creating a final product of 4 pages.
More than one resolution to a bioethical issue can be found through the application of ethical reasoning. In this assessment, ethical analysis of a dilemma in health care results in different outcomes depending on the theory applied and the perspective of the actor involved.
Most of us will encounter bioethics primarily in our personal experience with health care. We tend to think of medical practice as biologically formulaic and even mechanical—diagnose and prescribe. Practitioners and patients know that this understanding is far too simplistic. Not only is human experience varied and complex, the human body is as well, so the diagnose-and-prescribe model of medical practice is increasingly problematic. Without ethics, health care can become perfunctory and even dangerous.
Questions to Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community.
The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.
Click the links provided below to view the following multimedia pieces:
Four Ethical Theories| Transcript.
Ethical Theories| Transcript.
Three Ethical Traditions| Transcript.
The following e-books or articles from the University Library are linked directly in this course:
Brockopp, J. E. (2008). Islam and bioethics: Beyond abortion and euthanasia. Journal of Religious Ethics, 36(1), 3–12.
Dhand, A. (2002). The dharma of ethics, the ethics of dharma. Journal of Religious Ethics, 30(3), 347.
Pellegrino, E. D., &Prograis, L. J. (Eds.). (2007). African American bioethics: Culture, race, and identity. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
Ravitsky, V., Fiester, A., & Caplan, A. L. (Eds.). (2009). The Penn Center guide to bioethics. New York, NY: Springer Pub.
Course Library Guide
The University library guide has been created specifically for your use in this course. You are encouraged to refer to the resources in the PHI-FP2051 – Bioethics and Society Library Guide to help direct your research.
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Center for Practical Bioethics. (n.d.). Case studies. Retrieved from http://www.practicalbioethics.org/resources/case-studies