Ethical Concerns


Ethical Concerns


In this Discussion, you will explore evidence-based practice guidelines and ethical
considerations for specific scenarios.

Scenario 1:

The parents of a 5-year-old boy have accompanied their son for his required physical
examination before starting kindergarten. His parents are opposed to him receiving any

Scenario 2:

A 49-year-old woman with advanced stage cancer has been admitted to the
emergency room with cardiac arrest- Her husband and one of her children
accompanied the ambulance-

Scenario 3:

A 27-year-old man with Crohn’s disease has been admitted to the emergency room
with an extreme flare-up of his condition. He explains that he has not been able to
afford his medications for the last few months and is concerned about the costs he
may incur for treatment-

Scenario 4:

A single mother has accompanied her two daughters, aged 15 and 13, to a women’s
health clinic and has requested that the girls receive a pelvic examination and be put
on birth control- The girls have consented to the exam but seem unsettled.

Scenario 5:

A 17-year-old boy has come in for a check-up after a head injury during a football
game- He has indicated that he would like to be able to play in the next game, which is
in 3 days.

Scenario 6:

A 12-year-old girl has come in for a routine check-up and has not yet received the HPV

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vaccine. Her family is very religious and believes that the vaccine would encourage
premarital sexual activity-

Scenario 7:

A 57-year-old man who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease 2 years ago is
experiencing a rapid decline in his condition. He prefers to be admitted to the in-
patient unit at a hospice to receive end-of-life care, but his wife wants him to remain at

To prepare:

Select three scenarios, and reflect on the material presented throughout this course.
What necessary information would need to be obtained about the patient through
health assessments and diagnostic tests?

Consider how you would respond as an advanced practice nurse. Review evidence-
based practice guidelim and ethical considerations applicable to the scenarios you

By Day 3

Post the explanation of the health assessment information required for a diagnosis of
your selected patients (include the scenario numbers). Explain how you would respond
to the scenario as an advanced practice nurse using evidence-based practice
guidelines and applying ethical considerations- Justify your responses.

“Writer can pick the three scenerios


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