nurs 521 Week 2 Discussion Prompt
Discussion Prompt #1
Explain the statement, “What may be an ethical dilemma for
one registered nurse may not be an ethical dilemma for another registered
nurse.” Be sure to define an ethical dilemma in the course of your
discussion. Describe a challenging situation in your nursing career that
required you to consider the ethical dimensions of the patient case and the
role you played in providing care. (Be sure to respect and maintain patient and
Discussion Prompt #2
Apply the framework of The Five R’s approach to ethical
nursing practice from this week’s reading to answer the questions about values
What are values?
Q. What are your personal values?
Q. Why do you value them?
Q. What are the values in your society?
Q. How do you make choices?
Q. Are your choices based on your values?
Q. What values are useful in society?
What are the limits to personal choice?
Q. Who limits your choices?
Q. Are limits to choices good?
Q. Do you limit other people’s choices?
Q. Should the health care organization or the government
limit people’s choices? If so, how, and under what circumstances?
In your responses to peers, feel free to agree, disagree,
question, compare, and discuss each other’s responses in a way that fosters
thoughtful and respectful dialog. You may also address the following: Did any
responses surprise you? If so, how? Did reading your peers’ responses to the
questions expand your own view of ways to answer questions?
Finally, consider this: A common idea in health care is that
if you are drawn to health care as a profession, you are inherently guided by
an inner compass that is composed of a strong moral framework. Why is this a
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