Course outcome addressed in this Assignment:
NU420-5: Examine management and leadership interventions in relationship to legal parameters, professional standards (including the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics), and external organizations’ accreditation and review criteria.
GEL-7.02: Apply ethical reasoning to ethical issues within the field of study.
Clinical practice is rife with ethical dilemmas, including those generated from patients, colleagues, and systems. The successful nurse leader must learn how to navigate through these difficult situations and minimize moral distress.
Answer the questions and statements related to the case study. You will be graded on writing content, organization, style and mechanics. This Assignment must include a minimum of three (3) references to support your responses. Use the online resources to access your state’s Nurse Practice Act and the American Nurses Association website. Additional references can be from your textbook or the online library. All citations need to be in APA format and please provide a single reference page at the end of the Assignment worksheet. No title page is needed.
Please complete the Unit 7 the Learning Activity entitled “Leadership Ethics” prior to attempting the worksheet below.
Unit 8 Worksheet
The nursing supervisor on the night shift at the local hospital receives a call from the charge nurse on one of the medical-surgical units. The charge nurse is calling to report a situation where a registered nurse and a nursing unit assistant have exchanged photos of patients in embarrassing moments. The photos were taken using personal cell phones and without the patients’ knowledge or consent. Per hospital policy, the supervisor has confiscated the cell phones from the RN and the NUA and turned them over to the hospital administration.
Considering this scenario, please evaluate the impact for the nursing staff involved and the hospital based upon the worksheet parameters. Please download the assignment worksheet and type in the boxes and they will expand as you type.
Submit your completed worksheet to the Dropbox.