To Vaccinate or Not

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 3-5-page paper.
Whether you are a nurse, a public health professional, a health care administrator, or in another role in the
health care field, you must base your decisions on a set of ethical principles and values. Your decisions must
be fair, equitable, and defensible. Each discipline has established a professional code of ethics to guide ethical
behavior. In this assessment, you will practice working through an ethical dilemma as described in a case
study. Your practice will help you develop a method for formulating ethical decisions.
Demonstration of Proficiency

Competency 1: Apply information literacy and library research skills to obtain scholarly information in the field
of health care.
Apply academic peer-reviewed journal articles relevant to an ethical problem or issue as evidence to support
an analysis of the case.
Competency 3: Apply ethical principles and academic standards to the study of health care.
Summarize the facts in a 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.
Discuss the effectiveness of the communication approaches present in a case study.
Discuss the effectiveness of the approach used by a professional to deal with problems or issues involving
ethical practice in a case study.
Apply ethical principles to a possible solution to an ethical problem or issue described in a case study.
Competency 4: Write for a specific audience, in appropriate tone and style, in accordance with Capella’s writing

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