“Ethics”

“Ethics” (not morals or values or culture) of Public Health and Medical Care. Public Health not the public sector. You can discuss how these ethical standards may support/differ from prevailing morals and diversity of beliefs, but the foundation must be an ethical issue. How are the ethics of “public health” different from Medical Ethics? Why? Cite at least two codified ethical standards for each side. Do not confuse “public health” with insurance, public services, the government, Medicare or Medicaid. Start with a clear definition of “public health” and Medicine. What are the respective roles of differing ethical standards? Who is served by each? How might these differences be resolved? Can they be? Should they be?

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Forces influence and challenge the leader

• What forces influence and challenge the leader?
• How are ethical dilemmas addressed?
• What is the impact of globalization and complexity?
• How do reasoning and ethical foundations guide the leader?
• Where is a Biblical worldview used and evident in ethical leadership?
• What social responsibilities and cultural citizenship issues must be considered?
• Are there cultural pressures that challenge ethical leadership?
• How might ethical leaders promote ethical organizational culture?
• What impact does ethical leadership have on organizational performance?
• How is ethical leadership related to other popular leadership theories?

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John Doe has decided to clone himself

John Doe has decided to clone himself. He is sterile. He cannot find anyone to marry him. He wishes to have children. He knows that he will not be able to love a child that is adopted or not connected directly to him biologically. He will be making use of a new procedure that involves taking his skin cells to produce a twin. The twin starts out as an embryo and grows into a child. The child in this case will have the same genetic information as John Doe. John Doe and his child will be twins. Jane Doe is eighteen. For as long as she can remember she has been sexually attracted to other females. Her parents belong to a religion that has a religious text stating that God forbids one to be a lesbian. This religion goes on further to say that lesbians will be punished in the afterlife. Jane Doe is debating whether she should tell her parents about her sexual attraction. She has not yet decided if she should come out to her parents and live as ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​a lesbian now that she is a legal adult. Joe and Mary are a couple. Before becoming sterile, they had a child. This child died of a rare disease. Joe and Mary miss their child terribly. They have heard that there is a new IVF procedure that can ensure that they can have another child. However, their religion forbids using IVF.
What is the relation between ethics and religion?
Formulate and investigate the relation. For each case, determine the ethical path of conduct.
Determine what paths of conduct would be unethical For each case, what would an emotivism say to appraise what you determine is the ethical form of conduct?
For each case, would a natural law ethicist agree with what you say is the ethical form of conduct? Why or why not?
Articulate, explain, and evaluate in each case an approach that makes use of divine command ethics​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​.

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Ethical dilemmas in medication administration

Choose a medication type from the following list, note why the medication is used, and consider adverse effects. Invent a scenario where giving this medication could result in an ethical or legally charged situation. Try not to choose a category that has been well addressed by your peers.

  1. Bethanaechol / cholinergics: Consider risks of inducing urgency or bradycardia in a clients with dementia issues
  2. Benztropine /anticholinergics: Consider harms that can occur with comorbidities like glaucoma or BPH
  3. Albuterol /adrenergics: Consider harms that can occur is asthmatic children are in charge of their own inhalers
  4. Atenolol/ beta blockers: Consider harms that could occur if heart rate was low or patient was asthmatic
  5. Lorazepam /benzodiazepines: Consider vulnerability issues related to sedation and induction of memory loss
  6. Oxycodone / opiates: Consider addiction, drug seeking and patient vulnerability in impaired nurses
  7. Amitriptylline /tricyclics: Consider vulnerability issues with risk of suicidal overdose given anticholinergic effects
  8. Phenelzine /MAOIs: Consider consequences of nonadherence to dietary restrictions on these medications
  9. Haloperidol / neuroleptics: Consider risks of chemical sedation, especially long term risks
  10. Lithium: Consider risks of mismanagement by clients whose behaviors are unpredictable

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Environmental Ethics

Look up the term Environmental Ethics at http://plato.stanford.edu/, then answer the following questions: Do you think that a book, a plant, or a building can be said to have a good of its own? Can things be done in its best interest? Does it have interests? Explain your answers and whether you think that this is a good reason to think of that as having intrinsic value (CO5).

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Unethical behavior

A 3-page analysis of an article that cites an example of unethical behavior as related to corporate or an individual’s behavior in the use of technology/data or unethical manipulation of such.

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Implicit project

A​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​fter reviewing the Learning Activities titled, What is Unconscious Bias? and Uncovering Hidden Bias- Harvard’s Implicit Project complete three of the Harvard Implicit Project’s hidden bias tests. There are several tests to choose from, but please select three, that interest you the most (gender, race, religion, skin-tone, Arab-Muslim, disability, sexuality, etc.). At the completion of each test, you will receive immediate results, reflecting your unconscious biases. Be sure to save these re​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​sults for this activity. Once completed, write a 3 page reflection on what you learned by taking these tests. Your reflection should include the following topic sections: What is Unconscious Bias? Three Categories Tested and Why they were selected Test Outcomes Observation and Reflection For this paper,

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The AMA Journal of Ethics Case

Choose a case from the AMA Journal of Ethics Case Index and take a position. For this assignment you will evaluate the ethical arguments for or against the issue. Identify the potential legal arguments (consider current federal guidelines), indicate any potential professional code conflicts you foresee, and support your position with an explanation of your own ethical/moral foundation.

In your 3 pages paper:

Identify the issue and state your ethical position.
How might this scenario play out or impact you in your role as a nurse practitioner?
Defend your position with legal, ethical, and professional evidence.
As part of your position, propose strategies and solutions for addressing the issues.
What other ethical issues does this case bring to light, if any?

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