Posted: May 31st, 2017
Ethical dilemmas often arise over a conflict of opinion. Once the nurse has determined that the dilemma is ethical, a critical first step in negotiating the difference of opinion would be to:
A. Consult a professional ethicist to ensure that the steps of the process occur in full.
B. Gather all relevant information regarding the clinical, social, and spiritual aspects of the dilemma.
C. List the ethical principles that inform the dilemma so that negotiations agree on the language of the discussion.
D. Ensure that the attending physician has written an order for an ethics consultation to support the ethics process.
Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.