Ethical Dilemma Paper
Choose one of the ethical dilemmas on the website; OR you may develop your own dilemma but you must write it up and submit it to the instructor for approval at least 2 weeks prior to the paper’s due date. 2. Identify the ethical problem. Briefly reconstruct the scenario to reflect the salient points of the ethical dilemma, weeding out information that does not apply to the ethics of the situation. 3. Identify the ethical principles involved. Define all which apply to your case. State exactly why each principle pertains to the case. Be specific. 4. List all possible courses of action, e.g. “turn the patient,” “call a code,” “run and hide,” etc. Brainstorm and write down all the interventions you can dream up, whether or not you think you would actually choose to actually do them. 5. Describe the course of action you decide upon (your solution to the ethical dilemma). Describe your rationale for choosing this decision and include a detailed discussion of all aspects of the decision (many solutions will have multiple parts or may consist of a combination of the possible solutions mentioned in the third section of the paper). Additionally, discuss how the unique factors of your case come into play in your decision-making process. 6. Identify and describe cultural influences which shaped your decision (your culture if a culture is not mentioned in the scenario).