Ethical Dilemma

Assignment 3: Ethical Dilemma (17 Points)

 

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For this assignment, students will identify an ethical dilemma and write a position paper on an ethical topic a nurse may face in practice, education, leadership, health informatics technology, and/or with various nurse’s positions. Examples of ethical dilemmas can be found on the American Nurses Association (ANA) Ethics link in the Week 6 Module.

 

https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nursing-excellence/ethics/ethics-topics-and-articles/

 

Assignment Criteria

1. Identify a selected ethical dilemma that requires a masters prepared nurse to take a nursing position on.

2. Describe the ethical dilemma and the impact on patients (clients), nursing practice, and the research process.

3. Compose a research question related to the ethical dilemma.

4. Formulate a position on this ethical dilemma

5. Discuss one (1) advantage information technology may have on this ethical dilemma.

6. The scholarly paper should be in narrative format, four (4) to five (5) pages excluding the title and reference page.

7. Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion.

8. Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper.

9. Write the paper in third person, not first person (meaning do not use ‘we’ or ‘I’) and in a scholarly manner. To clarify: I, we, you, me, our may not be used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used.

10. Include a minimum of four (4) professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal references to support the paper (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory) and be less than five (5) years old.

11. APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).

12. Submit the assignment to Turnitin prior to the final submission, review the originality report, and make any needed changes.

13. Submit by the posted due date.

 

Assignment 3: Ethical Dilemma (17 points)

Assignment Criteria 8 points 6 points 4 points 0 points
  All topics addressed and all questions fully answered. All topics/criteria addressed and most questions fully answered All topics/criteria addressed and most questions partially answered. One or more topics not addressed or completely answered.
Quality/Accuracy of Information 4 points 3 points 2 points 0 points
  Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples. Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides supporting details and/or examples. Information clearly relates to the main topic. A few details and/or examples are given. Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.
Organization 3 points 2 points 1 point 0 points
  Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and levels of heading. Information organized with well-constructed paragraphs and levels of heading There is an attempt at organization but errors exist. No levels of heading. The information or overall structure appears disorganized.
Sources 2 points 1 point 0.5 points 0 points
  All references are from relevant peer-reviewed sources, within a 5-year timeframe or are classic sources. Majority of references are from non-peer-reviewed sources or are older than 5 years Some references are from non-peer-reviewed sources or are older than 5 years. Majority of references are from non-peer-reviewed sources or are older than 5 years or classic sources.
Earned Points        
Up to 10% of the assigned points (total points of assignment) can be deducted from the earned points for errors in APA style [title page, introduction, purpose statement, level heading, conclusion, references, citations, and format], spelling, and/or grammar.
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