Pediatric Nursing Ethical Dilemma Assignment

Pediatric Nursing Ethical Dilemma Assignment

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Pediatric Nursing Ethical Dilemma Assignment

NR328 Pediatric Nursing

RUA: Ethical Dilemma Assignment Guidelines

Purpose
For this assignment, you will examine an ethical dilemma that exists in pediatric settings. You will examine the ethical dilemma from two opposing positions and consider ethical principles, conflict between the principles and the relationship of the ANA Code of Ethic’s provisions in relation to both positions. You will also discuss potential resources, possible outcomes of both positions and develop a plan for resolving the issue (for patient, family and the nurse). You will submit an individual paper grounded in scholarly sources with a reflection on your values.

Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

1. Provides individualized comprehensive care for children and their families with multiple health problems in institutions and community care settings from birth through adolescence. (PO 1)

4. Utilizes critical thinking skills in clinical decision making in the care of pediatric clients. (PO 4)

6. Utilizes legal, ethical, and professional standards and principles, including those related to child abuse recognition and intervention, as a basis for pediatric clinical decision‐making. (PO 6)

8. Utilize research findings as a basis for nursing interventions in pediatric healthcare settings and the development of professional nursing papers. (PO 8)

Total points possible: 100 points

Preparing the assignment
Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.

1) An ethical dilemma with opposing positions will be assigned by your instructor.

2) Although you may not agree with one of the positions, reflect on your views, respect other perspectives, and examine scholarly literature on both positions.

3) When faced with ethical dilemmas, nurses often find conflict or differences in values. It is important for nurses to explore their own values in order to respect other’s values and differences. A section for self‐reflection is included in this assignment as the last page of the paper and it will not be graded for APA style.

4) Write a 3‐5 page paper (not including the title page, reference page, and the reflection) using APA format.

5) Use this link to take you directly to the ANA website to access the Code of Ethics. When prompted, choose “No I do not wish to register at this time. Take me to the Code now.” https://www.nursingworld.org/practice‐ policy/nursing‐excellence/ethics/code‐of‐ethics‐for‐nurses/

6) For APA, formatting, or grammar assistance visit the APA Citation and Writing page in the online library.

7) Include the following sections (detailed criteria listed below and in the Grading Rubric):

a. Introduction ‐10 points/10% –

· Description of the dilemma is clear.

· Statistical significance to Pediatric nursing is included.

· Pro and con positions of the dilemma are presented.

· A brief fictional case is used to illustrate the dilemma.

b. Ethical Principles ‐20 points/20%

· Brief description of ethical principles (may cite textbook).

· Applicable ethical principle(s) to support the pro position are used.

· Applicable ethical principle(s) to support the con position are used.

· Discussion of which, if any, ethical principles are in conflict with the opposing positions.

· Discussion supported by scholarly sources.

NR328 Ethical Dilemma Guidelines Paper V5.docx

Revised: 3/2020

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c. ANA Code of Ethics Provisions‐ 30 points/30%

· Brief description of the ANA Code of Ethics.

· Appropriate three (3) provisions of the ANA Code of Ethics that apply to the ethical dilemma.

· Discussion of how the chosen provisions of the ANA Code of Ethics help guide the nurse in the ethical dilemma.

d. Outcomes and Plan ‐ 20 points/20%

· Discuss possible outcomes of the pro position.

· Discuss possible outcomes of the con position.

· Present resources available in the community to resolve the dilemma (hotlines, shelters, agencies etc.).

· Explain how resources could help in resolving the dilemma.

· Present a plan for resolving the dilemma (for child, family and nurse).

ALL TEAM MEMBERS

e. APA Style and Organization – 10 points/10% – ALL TEAM MEMBERS

· References are submitted with paper.

· Uses current APA format and is free of errors.

· Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.

· At least three (3) nursing, scholarly, peer reviewed, primary sources from the last 5 years, excluding the textbook, are provided.

· One (1) scholarly source must be the ANA Code of Ethics Provisions.

f. Reflection ‐ 10 points/10%

· Last page of the paper after references.

· Reflection of own values and morals as it relates to the ethical dilemma.

· Discussion on possible cultural, social, or religious influences.

Grading Rubric

Criteria are met when the student’s application of knowledge demonstrates achievement of the outcomes for this assignment.

Assignment Section and Required Criteria

(Points possible/% of total points available)

Highest Level of Performance

High Level of Performance

Satisfactory Level of Performance

Unsatisfactory Level of Performance

Section not present

Introduction

(10 points/10%)

10 points

8 points

6 points

4 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. Description of the dilemma is clear.

2. Statistical significance to Pediatric nursing is included.

3. Pro and con positions of the dilemma are presented.

4. A brief fictional case is used to illustrate the dilemma.

Includes no fewer than 4 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 3 requirements for section.

Includes no less than 2 requirement for section.

Includes no less than 1 requirement for section.

No requirements for this section presented.

Ethical Principles

(20 points/20%)

20 points

15 points

10 points

5 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. Brief description of ethical principles (may cite textbook).

2. Applicable ethical principle(s) to support the pro position are used.

3. Applicable ethical principle(s) to support the con position are used.

4. Discussion of which, if any, ethical principles are in conflict with the opposing positions.

5. Discussion supported by scholarly sources.

Includes no fewer than 5 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 4 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 3 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 2 requirements for section.

Includes 1 or no requirements for section.

ANA Code of Ethics Provisions

(30 points/30%)

30 points

15 points

10 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. Brief description of the ANA Code of Ethics.

2. Appropriate three (3) provisions of the ANA Code of Ethics that apply to the ethical dilemma.

3. Discussion of how the chosen provisions of the ANA

Code of Ethics help guide the nurse in the ethical dilemma.

Includes no fewer than 3 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 2 requirements for section.

Includes no less than 1 requirement for section.

No requirements for this section presented.

NR328 Pediatric Nursing

RUA: Ethical Dilemma Assignment Guidelines

NR328 Ethical Dilemma Guidelines Paper V5.docx

Revised: 3/2020

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Outcomes and Plan

(20 points/20%)

20 points

15 points

10 points

5 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. Discuss possible outcomes of the pro position.

2. Discuss possible outcomes of the con position.

3. Present resources available in the community to resolve the dilemma (hotlines, shelters, agencies etc.).

4. Explain how resources could help in resolving the dilemma.

5. Present a plan for resolving the dilemma (for child, family and nurse).

Includes no fewer than 5 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 4 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 3 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 2 requirements for section.

Includes 1 or no requirements for section.

APA Style and Organization

(10 points/10%)

10 points

8 points

6 points

4 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. References are submitted with paper.

2. Uses current APA format and is free of errors.

3. Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.

4. At least three (3), nursing, scholarly, peer reviewed, primary sources from the last 5 years, excluding the textbook, are provided

5. One (1) scholarly source must be the ANA Code of Ethics Provisions.

Includes no fewer than 5 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 4 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 3 requirements for section.

Includes no less than 2 requirement for section.

Includes 1 or no requirements for section.

Reflection

(10 points/10%)

10 points

6 points

4 points

0 points

Required criteria

1. Last page of the paper after references.

2. Reflection of own values and morals as it relates to the ethical dilemma.

3. Discussion on possible cultural, social, or religious influences.

Includes no fewer than 3 requirements for section.

Includes no fewer than 2 requirements for section.

Includes 1 requirements for section.

Includes no requirements for section.

Total Points Possible = 100

Pediatric Nursing Ethical Dilemma Assignment

Pediatric Nursing Ethical Dilemma Assignment

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

 

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