Each student will use the provisions in the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses and write a paper about an ethical dilemma. The paper will begin with an ethical dilemma the nurse has been part of, witnessed in their practice as a nurse, or learned about through professional literature. After explaining the ethical dilemma, the student will use ethical provisions and ethical principles to help guide the decision making surrounding their ethical dilemma. The paper will reflect information literacy by the student accessing, utilizing, formatting, citing, and documenting relevant resources accurately and correctly. Pages 156-158 in the Black (2020) text will give the student a suggested format to use in their paper development, following the Ethical Decision-Making Model. APA Format and editorial style must be used. Avoid plagiarism by adhering to the rules for paraphrasing, summarizing, and the use of quotations, as well as the conventions for incorporating information from Internet-based resources.
Objective: Student will examine the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses as a guide for nursing practice. Student will demonstrate critical thinking as a professional nurse through application of the professional values of human dignity, integrity, autonomy, altruism, and social justice in the care of clients.