In preparation for this assignment, read the assigned article, "Making the Case for Ethical Decision-Making Models,” and the following case study: Case Study Carrie, a 26 year-old female, is admitted to the hospital following a major motor vehicle accident. She is unresponsive and on life-support machines. The physicians and staff have expressed concerns regarding her ability to recover, as she is now in a persistent vegetative state with no brain activity. Her parents believe that she will recover given time and are insistent that she continue to receive aggressive treatment. Carrie`s husband, Bob, is at her bedside. He is requesting that the physicians stop providing treatment and is adamant that keeping her on the machines is against her wishes. The patient does not have a living will or a medical power of attorney identified. As a member of the ethics committee, you have been contacted to determine the best course of action. Assignment Based on the article`s discussion, apply the four key aspects of decision-making models to the case study. Write a 1-2 page letter to the attending physician and family in which you: Describe the ethical dilemma. Offer your recommendation for the best course of action. Provide rationale for your recommendation. Identify the ethical problem. Gather relevant facts and information, considering others in terms of impact, views, and opinions. Identify different possible options and choose and justify one option. Implement the decision. ASSIGNED ARTICLE IS ATTACHED.
Applying Ethical Decision Making In Health Care Name Institutional Date Applying Ethical Decision Making In Health Care Little justification is required by nurses to make effective ethical decisions (Cooper, 2012). In nursing, it is widely accepted that ethical problems are unavoidable and that practitioners in the health sector, including nurses, are accountable ethically for their decisions. As medical physicians and staff, it is part one`s duty to assist in making critical decision pertaining to health care provision. However, Cooper (2012), draws upon a more realistic and pragmatic resource to discover and give guidance on ethical decision making. There are dozens models on ethical decision-making, but key stages exist, which presc...