Identify which of the following behaviors may be (a) ethical but illegal, (b) legal but unethical, (c) illegal and unethical, and (d) legal and ethical.
Develop a personal philosophy of professional nursing.2. Identify which of the following behaviors may be (a) ethical but illegal, (b) legal but unethical, (c) illegal and unethical, and (d) legal and ethical.
a. Working in a clinic that performs terminations of pregnancies
b. Respecting the wishes of a client suffering from ALS that he be permitted to die with dignity and not placed on �breathing machines�
c. Respecting the health surrogate�s wishes regarding termination of life support of his friend
d. Observing a coworker take out two tablets of oxycodone as ordered for pain management for her patient but keeping one for herself, administering only one tablet to the patient
3. Differentiate among the following: deontological theories, utilitarianism, and principalism.
4. what doyou think about health-care professionals disclosing information to clients about a poor prognosis, even though the information may cause severe distress.
What do they think about health-care professionals disclosing information to clients against family wishes?
5. Genetic counseling is not a new concept. Health-care practitioners have encouraged this practice for more than two decades for individuals considered high risk for genetic disorders. Geneticists create pedigrees for families known to carry genetic diseases to help them make choices regarding potential children. The Human Genome Project has identified every human gene and where certain genetic malformations occur, with the idea of developing ways to prevent and eventually eliminate genetic disorders. Now that science has the ability to use these technologies to alter the genetic composition of human offspring, many parents-to-be believe that these advances should be available to �design� their babies.
a) Do you believe that it is ethical to offer this information to prospective parents? Explain your response.
textbook: Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management 5th
Diane K. Whitehead; Sally A. Weiss; Ruth M. Tappen
978-0-8036-2208-1 Davis Company, F. A.
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