Ethics in Nursing
End of Life—Reflection
Assignment: Write an essay of a minimum of 500 words that include the responses to the following questions. The rubric below instructs how this assignment will be graded. You are to use at one professional journal reference to substantiate your thoughts on end of life care or any of the ethical principles that were in operation (or not) during the end of life simulation experience.
1. How will you use this end-of-life experience to inform your nursing practice? What specific changes will you make?
2. What communication skills did you learn and how can you use them in applying these in your profession?
3. Did you see a satisfactory resolution to the ethical dilemmas presented? What would you have done differently if you had participated in this experience?
4. Has this end-of-life simulation experience changed or deepened your opinion/beliefs about death and dying? Please elaborate.