The ethical issues discussion will address an ethical issue associated with the practice of nursing. The issue selected for discussion should have clearly identifiable pros and cons which when analyzed will allow the student to form a defensible position related to the issue. Principles from identified codes of ethics should be examined in relationship to the issue and position.
The student should address the following:
- Define the scope ethical issue.
- Examine the scope of the issue as it relates to nursing and principles identified in codes of ethics.
- Identify at least two positions taken on this issue by scholarly experts in the ethics discipline.
- Explore the future for the issue as it relates to nursing practice.