Describe the situation and potential solutions, including collaboration methods with other healthcare professionals.

There is no right or wrong answer for this ethical question; however, you will need to discuss an ethical consideration or dilemma of the APRN. Please remember what is correct for one person may not be correct for another. Look at the Nuremburg Code (US Department of Health & Human Services, 2005; Washington, 2012) as it was the major start of ethics in research and that can carry over to nursing practice.

US Department of Health & Human Services. (2005). The Nuremberg code. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/archive/

nurcode.html

Washington, H. A. (2012). Non-consenting adults. Retrieved from http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/new_

scientist/2012/01/the_nuremberg_code_set_up_to_protect_the_human_subjects_of_research_is_being_routinely_

ignored_.html

In this week’s lecture material, ethical considerations of the advanced practice nurse have been discussed. Please expand on the following points:

  • Choose a potential ethical dilemma that you may face in your chosen advanced practice nursing role.
  • Describe the situation and potential solutions, including collaboration methods with other healthcare professionals.
  • Examine the potential cost and benefits to your solution.
  • Predict who would potentially oppose your stance. Support your stance with current research (minimum of one research article).
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