Nursing Code of Ethics

A. Discuss two ethical challenges in nursing practice that are common to your organization, as well as the ethical principles involved in the American Nursing Association (ANA) Code of Ethics.

  1. For each ethical challenge, describe one potential legal implication.
  2. Support your discussion with a minimum of two scholarly sources, published within the past five years, for each challenge. A minimum of one source of the two must be a course text or course resource.

B. Discuss the responsibility of a nurse with a master’s degree acting in a leadership role within the organization by doing the following:

  1. Describe the role of the nurse leader in applying a published, ethical decision-making model to one of the ethical challenges in part A.
  2. Discuss the actual or potential stakeholders involved in and affected by the outcome of the ethical decision-making process and the potential impact on each stakeholder.
  3. Describe the role of interdisciplinary team members throughout the ethical decision-making process.
  4. Describe a transformational leadership strategy that the nurse leader might use to promote interdisciplinary team collaboration during the ethical decision-making process.

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