Assess 3 | BSN | Capella University

Develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a health care professional by applying
ethical principles. Describe the issues and a possible solution in a paper of 3-5 pages.

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For this assessment, develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a health
care professional. In your assessment:

1. Select one of the case studies presented in the Assessment 03 Supplement:
Applying Ethical Principles [PDF]

2. Download Assessment 03 Supplement: Applying Ethical Principles [PDF]
3. resource.

○ Note: The case study may not supply all of the information you
need. In such cases, you should consider a variety of possibilities
and infer potential conclusions. However, please be sure to identify
any assumptions or speculations you make.

4. Summarize the facts in the selected case study and use the three
components of an ethical decision-making model to analyze an ethical
problem or issue and the factors that contributed to it.

○ Identify which case study you selected and briefly summarize the
facts surrounding it. Identify the problem or issue that presents an
ethical dilemma or challenge and describe that dilemma or

○ Identify who is involved or affected by the ethical problem or issue.
○ Access the Ethical Decision-Making Model media piece and use

the three components of the ethical decision-making model (moral
awareness, moral judgment, and ethical behavior) to analyze the
ethical issues.

■ Apply the three components outlined in the Ethical
Decision-Making Model media.

○ Analyze the factors that contributed to the ethical problem or issue
identified in the case study.

■ Describe the factors that contributed to the problem or
issue and explain how they contributed.

5. Apply academic peer-reviewed journal articles relevant to an ethical problem
or issue as evidence to support an analysis of the case.

○ In addition to the readings provided, use the Capella library to
locate at least one academic peer-reviewed journal article relevant
to the problem or issue that you can use to support your analysis of
the situation. The NHS-FPX4000: Developing a Health Care
Perspective Library Guide will help you locate appropriate
references. You will select at least one current scholarly or
academic peer-reviewed journal articles published during the past
3–5 years that relate to your topic.

■ Cite and apply key principles from the journal article as
evidence to support your critical thinking and analysis of
the ethical problem or issue.

■ Review the Think Critically About Source Quality

■ Assess the credibility of the information

■ Assess the relevance of the information

6. Discuss the effectiveness of the communication approaches present in a
case study.

○ Describe how the health care professional in the case study
communicated with others.

○ Assess instances where the professional communicated effectively
or ineffectively.

○ Explain which communication approaches should be used and
which ones should be avoided.

○ Describe the consequences of using effective and non-effective
communication approaches.

7. Discuss the effectiveness of the approach used by a professional to deal with
problems or issues involving ethical practice in a case study.

○ Describe the actions taken in response to the ethical dilemma or
issue presented in the case study.

○ Summarize how well the professional managed professional
responsibilities and priorities to resolve the problem or issue in the

○ Discuss the key lessons this case provides for health care

8. Apply ethical principles to a possible solution to an ethical problem or issue
described in a case study.

○ Describe the proposed solution.
○ Discuss how the approach makes this professional more effective

or less effective in building relationships across disciplines within
his or her organization.

○ Discuss how likely it is the proposed solution will foster
professional collaboration.

9. Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation,
and mechanics.

○ Apply the principles of effective composition.
○ Determine the proper application of the rules of grammar and

10.Write using APA style for in-text citations, quotes, and references.

○ Determine the proper application of APA formatting requirements
and scholarly writing standards.

○ Integrate information from outside sources into academic writing by
appropriately quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, following
APA style.

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