Moskop, J. C. (2016). Ethics and health care: an introduction (Ser. Cambridge applied ethics). Cambridge University Press.
The formulation of a strong ethical argument is vital to our success as patient advocates. In many cases, our words (written or spoken aloud), are the only tools we have to rely on when fulfilling our fiduciary responsibility to those in our care. Once we have contemplated and formed a compelling ethical argument, we must communicate that argument to those around us in order for the argument to influence the decision and make a difference in the lives of our patients.
Your assignment is to utilize Nelson’s Method for formulating an ethical argument for ONE of the following case studies, provided by the Center for Practical Bioethics
The Case of Jack: What are the Limits of a Community’s right to know? (confidentiality)
The Case of Sepsis in a Newborn Leading to Short Bowel Syndrome (Pediatrics)
The Case of Jesse: Unrepresented and Homeless (sensitive populations)
The requirements for the outline are as follows:
Address each step of Nelson’s method for formulating an ethical argument
publish a paragraph introducing the dilemma and a short conclusion stating the premise you will argue
Include supporting perspectives, principles, and precedent for each aspect of your argument
You must have at least three sources to support the argument in APA format
This outline may be completed in Microsoft Word or Google Documents. You should be able to accomplish this assignment in under three pages. A table or bulleted format is appropriate. A template is provided.