Week 11_Assignment 1: Lab Assignment: Ethical Concerns

Assignment 1: Lab Assignment: Ethical Concerns

 

As an advanced practice nurse, you will run into situations where a patient’s wishes about his or her health conflict with evidence, your own experience, or a family’s wishes. This may create an ethical dilemma. What do you do when these situations occur?

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

 

 

Instructions – Lab Assignment

 

· Review the scenarios provided by your instructor for this week’s Assignment (see below).

· Select  one  scenario

· Write a detailed one-page narrative

· Explain what necessary information would need to be obtained about the patient through health assessments and diagnostic tests for a diagnosis of your selected patient (include the scenario number).

· Explain how you would respond to the scenario as an advanced practice nurse using evidence-based practice guidelines and applying ethical considerations.

· Justify your response using at least five different references from current evidence-based literature.

· APA 7

 

 

SCENARIOS

 

CASE STUDY 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 vaccines.

 

CASE STUDY 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.

 

CASE STUDY 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.

 

CASE STUDY 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.

CASE STUDY 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.

 

CASE STUDY 6

A 12-year-old girl has come in for a routine check-up and has not yet received the HPV vaccine. Her family is very religious and believes that the vaccine would encourage premarital sexual activity.

 

CASE STUDY 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 home.

 

Assignment 1: Lab Assignment: Ethical Concerns

 

 

As an advanced practice nurse, you will run into situations where a patient’s wishes about his or

her health conflict with evidence, your own experience, or a family’s wishes. This may create an

ethical dilemma. What do you do when these situations occur?

 

In this Lab Assignment, you will explore evidence

based practice guidelines and ethical

considerations for specific scenarios.

 

 

 

Instructions

 

Lab Assignment

 

 

·

 

Review the scenarios provided by your instructor for this week’s Assignment

 

(see

below)

.

 

·

 

Select

 

one

 

scenario

 

·

 

Write a

 

detailed

 

one

page narrative

 

·

 

Explain

 

w

hat necessary information would need to be obtained about the patient through

health assessments

and diagnostic tests

 

for a diagnosis of your selected patient (include

the scenario number).

 

·

 

Explain how you would respond to the scenario as an advanced practice nurse using

evidence

based practice guideline

s and applying ethical considerations.

 

·

 

Justify your response using at least

five

 

different references from current evidence

based

literature.

 

·

 

APA 7

 

 

 

SCENARIOS

 

 

CASE

 

STUDY

 

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

 

vaccines

.

 

 

CASE

 

STUDY

 

2

 

A

 

49

year

old

 

woman

 

with

 

adv

anced

 

stage

 

cancer

 

has

 

been

 

admitted

 

to

 

the

 

emergency

 

room

 

with

 

cardiac

 

arrest.

 

Her

 

husband

 

and

 

one

 

of

 

her

 

children

 

accompanied

 

the

 

ambulance

.

 

 

CASE

 

STUDY

 

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

.

 

 

CASE

 

STUDY

 

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

.

 

CASE

 

STUDY

 

5

 

Assignment 1: Lab Assignment: Ethical Concerns

 

As an advanced practice nurse, you will run into situations where a patient’s wishes about his or

her health conflict with evidence, your own experience, or a family’s wishes. This may create an

ethical dilemma. What do you do when these situations occur?

In this Lab Assignment, you will explore evidence-based practice guidelines and ethical

considerations for specific scenarios.

 

 

Instructions – Lab Assignment

 

 Review the scenarios provided by your instructor for this week’s Assignment (see

below).

 Select one scenario

 Write a detailed one-page narrative

 Explain what necessary information would need to be obtained about the patient through

health assessments and diagnostic tests for a diagnosis of your selected patient (include

the scenario number).

 Explain how you would respond to the scenario as an advanced practice nurse using

evidence-based practice guidelines and applying ethical considerations.

 Justify your response using at least five different references from current evidence-based

literature.

 APA 7

 

 

SCENARIOS

 

CASE STUDY 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 vaccines.

 

CASE STUDY 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.

 

CASE STUDY 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.

 

CASE STUDY 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.

CASE STUDY 5