RUA: Ethical Dilemma Assignment Guidelines

NR328 Pediatric Nursing
RUA: Ethical Dilemma Assignment Guidelines
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Purpose
For this assignment, you will examine an ethical dilemma that exists in pediatric settings. You will examine the ethical
dilemma from two opposing positions and consider ethical principles, conflict between the principles and the
relationship of the ANA Code of Ethics in relation to both positions. You will also discuss potential resources,
possible outcomes of both positions and develop a plan for resolving the issue (for patient, family and the nurse).
Your team will then present this information in class with a PowerPoint grounded in scholarly sources. You will also
submit individual speaker notes describing your assigned part and reflection on your values.
Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
1. Provides individualized comprehensive care for children and their families with multiple health problems in
institutions and community care settings from birth through adolescence. (PO 1)
4. Utilizes critical thinking skills in clinical decision making in the care of pediatric clients. (PO 4)
6. Utilizes legal, ethical, and professional standards and principles, including those related to child abuse recognition
and intervention, as a basis for pediatric clinical decision‐making. (PO 6)
8. Utilize research findings as a basis for nursing interventions in pediatric healthcare settings and the development of
professional nursing papers. (PO 8)
Preparing the assignment
Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment.
1) An ethical dilemma with opposing positions of Organ Donation. (You are presenting both sides of the dilemma.
Then tell in the final slide about what your resolution would be.)
2) A PowerPoint will be created with rule of 7 (No more than 7 words per line and no more than 7 lines per slides).
And then write a little speech to go along with each slide in the note section.
3) Although you may not agree with one of the positions, reflect on your views, respect other perspectives, and
examine scholarly literature on both positions.
a. Description of the dilemma
• Performs preliminary research on the assigned ethical dilemma and describes the dilemma. Clearly
identifies both positions grounded in scholarly literature.
b. Ethical Principles and ANA Code of Ethics Provisions
• Determines the ethical principles that apply to each position, possible conflicts in principles, and
components of the ANA Code of Ethics that apply using three (3) Provisions. Supports ideas with scholarly
literature.
c. Resources to resolve the dilemma
• Describes resources to resolve the dilemma and describes how each resource could help to resolve the
dilemma. Supports ideas with scholarly literature.
d. Possible outcomes and plan for resolving the issue
• Discusses possible outcomes of both positions. Presents a plan for resolving the issue (for patient, family
and the nurse). Supports ideas with scholarly literature.
4) Include citations and references. Make sure to put citations on your slides as well.
5) Complete and submit speaker notes and a reflection of own values and morals as it relates to the ethical dilemma.
6) Use this link to take you directly to the ANA website to access the Code of Ethics. When prompted, choose “No I
do not wish to register at this time. Take me to the Code now.” https://www.nursingworld.org/practicepolicy/nursing-excellence/ethics/code-of-ethics-for-nurses/
7) For APA, formatting, or grammar assistance visit the APA Citation and Writing page in the online library.
8) Adhere to the time limit of 15 minutes.
Instructions:
_Topic for this group project is Organ Donation.
_There are 9 required criteria for the team presentation. but please work on 5 and 9 only (Please see the
Required Criteria on page 4, under the Grading Rubric for more details). Do not forget to incorporate
references for each section.
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• Description of the dilemma is clear and includes statistical significance to Pediatric nursing.
• Both positions of the dilemma are presented crediting supporting scholarly sources.
• Appropriate ethical principle(s) to support each position are used.
• Consideration of which, if any, ethical principles are in conflict with the opposing positions.
• Three (3) provisions of the ANA Code of Ethics that apply to the ethical dilemma are used.
• Present all pertinent resources available to resolve the dilemma.
• Explain how resources could help in resolving the dilemma.
• Discuss possible outcomes of each position.
• Present a plan for resolving the issue.
• APA citations throughout.
a. References are submitted with assignment.
b. Uses current APA format and is free of errors.
c. At least three (3) scholarly, nursing, peer reviewed, primary sources from the last 5 years, excluding the
textbook, are provided
d. One (1) scholarly source must be the ANA Code of Ethics Provisions and each position must be supported by a
scholarly source.
NR328 Pediatric Nursing
RUA: Ethical Dilemma Assignment Guidelines
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Grading Rubric
Criteria are met when the student’s application of knowledge demonstrates achievement of the outcomes for this assignment.
Assignment Section and Required
Criteria
(Points possible/% of total points available)
Highest Level
of
Performance
High Level of
Performance
Satisfactory
Level of
Performanc
Unsatisfacto
ry Level of
Performanc
Section
not
present
Professionalism
(5 points/5%) 5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 0 points
Required criteria
1. Team members are professionally dressed.
2. Team is introduced and assigned roles are identified prior
to starting the presentation.
3. Full group participation.
4. Respectful and professional language is used throughout
the presentation.
5. Adhere to the time limit of 15 minutes.
Includes no fewer
than 5
requirements for
section.
Includes no fewer
than 4
requirements for
section.
Includes no less
than 3 requirement
for section.
Includes no
less than 2
requirement
for section.
Includes 1 or no
requirements
for section.
Team Presentation
(50 points/50%) 50 points 40 points 30 points 20 points 0 points
Required criteria
1. Description of the dilemma is clear and includes statistical
significance to Pediatric nursing.
2. Both positions of the dilemma are presented crediting
supporting scholarly sources.
3. Appropriate ethical principle(s) to support each position
are used.
4. Consideration of which, if any, ethical principles are in
conflict with the opposing positions.
5. Three (3) provisions of the ANA Code of Ethics that apply
to the ethical dilemma are used.
6. Present all pertinent resources available to resolve the
dilemma.
7. Explain how resources could help in resolving the dilemma.
8. Discuss possible outcomes of each position.
9. Present a plan for resolving the issue.
Includes no fewer
than 9
requirements for
section.
Includes no fewer
than 8
requirements for
section.
Includes no fewer
than 7 requirements
for section.
Includes no
fewer than 6
requirements for
section.
Includes 5 or
fewer
requirements
for section.
NR328 Pediatric Nursing
RUA: Ethical Dilemma Assignment Guidelines
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Team Presentation (15 points/15%) 15 points 10 points 7 points 5 points 0 points
Required criteria
1. Full names of all team members included and team
member initials are present in the assigned sections.
2. Content is presented clearly and scholarly.
3. Citations included for each section.
4. PowerPoint includes sections for title, dilemma
description, Statistical significance, Ethical principles,
Applicable ANA Code of Ethics Provisions, Resources
to resolve dilemma, Potential outcomes of the
dilemma, Plan for resolving the dilemma, Key Points,
and References.
Includes no fewer
than 4
requirements for
section.
Includes no fewer
than 3
requirements for
section.
Includes no fewer
than 2 requirements
for section.
Includes no less
than 1
requirements for
section.
No
requirements
for this section
presented.
Speaker Notes and Reflection
(20 points/20%)
20 points 15 points 10 points 5 points 0 points
Required criteria
1. Title page with assigned individual part identified.
2. Citations throughout.
3. Ideas presented clearly.
4. At least two (2) sources used to support work.
5. Reference page.
6. Reflection of own values and morals.
Includes no fewer
than 6
requirements for
section.
Includes no fewer
than 5
requirements for
section.
Includes no fewer
than 4 requirements
for section.
Includes no fewer
than 3
requirements for
section.
Includes 2 or
fewer
requirements
for section.
Poster APA Style and Organization
(10 points/10%)
10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 0 points
1. References are submitted with assignment.
2. Uses current APA format and is free of errors.
3. Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.
4. At least three (3) scholarly, peer reviewed, primary
sources from the last 5 years, excluding the textbook,
are provided
5. One (1) scholarly source must be the ANA Code of Ethics
and each position must be supported by a scholarly
source.
Includes no fewer
than 5
requirements for
section.
Includes no fewer
than 4
requirements for
section.
Includes no fewer
than 3 requirements
for section.
Includes 1‐2
requirements for
section.
No
requirements
for this section
presented.
Total Points Possible = 100

 
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