As a рrofession, nursing has ethical resрonsibilities. In the practice of nursing, legal and ethical issues often arise, and the nurse must understand them and take appropriate steps to address them. Ethics and legal issues involve professionalism, practice concerns, health policу, reimbursement issues, and the organizations that provide health care” (Finkelman & Kenner, 2016,
Week 2 Wrіting Assignment (WA) Instructions
Criticаl Ethical Patient-Oriented Issues
“As a рrofession, nursing has ethical resрonsibilities. In the practice of nursing, legal and ethical issues often arise, and the nurse must understand them and take appropriate steps to address them. Ethics and legal issues involve professionalism, practice concerns, health policу, reimbursement issues, and the organizations that provide health care” (Finkelman & Kenner, 2016, p. 174).
Focus: The focus of this assignment is the ethical principles and how they apply to making ethical decisions.
Directions for Writing Assignment (WA):
Access all Turnitin Assignments (Writing Assignments) through the Moodle link within this week. Do not make your own account.
Please review the tutorial on how to set up your APA Writing Assignment document located towards the top of the course home page.
Under “Start Here” tab scroll down to the link located under “Writing Tools.”
*You must review the Writing Assignment Rubric within this week’s content prior to starting your paper.
*Select and research your selected legal/ethical issues discussed in chapter 6 of your textbook
or identify an issue from current events. Nursing/medical issues are strongly encouraged.
*Write a 3-5 page paper, page count excludes the title and reference page:
*A minimum of 4 references are required. References must be recent which is less than five years old, and from the United States- your textbook is not a journal.
*Abstracts are not required for writing assignments in this course.
Cover the following items in your Writing Assignment:
(1) Define the issue (introduction),
(2) What is (are) the ethical principle(s) related to the issue? Here are the Ethical Principles from your text book: Autonomy, Beneficence, Justice, and Veracity. Ethical principle(s) are required in this writing assignment.
(3) Provide a detailed definition the ethical principle(s) identified and how it applies to this situation.
(4) Significance to nursing-patient care.
(5) Conclusion- Summarize your paper and draw your conclusion.
Note: You should not enter new information in the conclusion.
(6) Use appropriate headings for the various sections of your paper. See page 62, sec. 3.03 of the APA manual.
(7)The title of your paper is unique to your topic. Do not use the headings in the textbook, and create your own title. Review APA manual page 23, sec. 2.01.
(8) APA Reference page: Review pages 37, sec. 2.11, 180, sec. 6.22, and
chapter 8, page 229, sec. 8.03
Please do not use any facility names in your document for confidentiality purposes.
A. Are to be submitted by the due date and time.
B. Students failing to meet the deadline will receive an automatic 50% reduction on their paper prior to actual grading. If the student fails to submit within the next 24 hours, a grade of “0” will be assigned.
C. It is the student’s responsibility to recognize their failure to submit and notify the instructor or Academic Coach within the 24-hour time frame of the due date. Contact should be made via email.
D. If you submit the incorrect paper or wrong submission site this must be reported prior to the closing of the assignment and will be a deduction of 10 points. Always check your submission to be sure it when through in Turn It In.
This Written Assignment is worth 15% of your grade. Feedback will be available within 72 hours of due date and time.
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