Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Practice

Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Practice

Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Practice 150 150 Peter

NURS 270 Authentic Assessment

EOPSLO #5 Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of professional standards for nursing, including employing agencies’ standards of care, assuming students had no past conduct or convictions, which prevent such practice.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Practice

The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on an actual or potential ethical dilemma or legal situation with one of your assigned patients during NURS 270 Nursing Internship clinical learning experience.

Directions:

Write a two-page paper that addresses the following components:

1. Describe the patient scenario, with background information, which is leading to an ethical dilemma or legal situation

2. Describe the actual or potential ethical dilemma or legal situation

3. If you have chosen to write about an ethical situation, cite and describe the related portion of the Code of Ethics for Nurses, available to view at https://www.nursingworld.org/coe-view-only If you have chosen to write about a legal situation, cite and describe the related law from your state board of nursing.

4. Explain the potential solutions for the ethical dilemma or legal situation, with potential consequences for each solution

5. Describe the actions you would take as the nurse, the rationale, and the potential consequences of these actions

Follow APA format in writing your paper.

The paper is worth 15 points and meets the following end-of-program student learning outcome:

SLO #5: Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of professional standards for nursing, including employing agencies’ standards of care