Using the steps outlined in the decision-making models in your readings, select one ethical decision-making model and use the model to analyze the case provided.
A 6-year-old develops a high fever accompanied by violent vomiting and convulsions while at school. The child is rushed to a nearby hospital. The attending physician makes a diagnosis of meningitis and requests permission to initiate treatment from the parents. The child’s parents are divorced. The mother, who is not the biological parent of the child, has primary custody. She is a Christian Scientist who insists that no medical treatment be offered for religious reasons. The biological father, who resides in another state, is also contacted. He insists that treatment be given and seeks independent consultation from another physician.
In a formal, written paper of 800-1,200 words, answer the following questions:
What is the ethical dilemma here?
Describe the decision-making model you selected from your readings.
How would you resolve this dilemma using the model?
Include, at the end of your paper, a 200-word dialog in which you explain your decision to the family. (Remember to use language that the family would understand).
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Case Scenario: Insert Name: Institutional Affiliation: Due Date: Introduction Patient consent is typically known as the one of the vital concerns which are essential to be put into consideration in a regular health care practice. Patient consent and autonomy are important considerations according to the fundamental elements of the holistic approach to nursing. Taking consent for care plan and treatment is vital since it offers the opportunity to enable a patient to make decisions based on a suitable health care plan according to the financial prospect and self-judgment of the patient (Fry and Johnstone, 2008). The concern is more crucial when taking consent for patient experiencing emergency or serious condition. On the similar note, in a situation of childcare, it is more appropriate to consider the consent and decision of parents, a member of the family, or any consent carer. Such a consideration is taken due to the age of a child because normally children are regarded as immature to take a decision concerning their health condition until 18 years old. Ethical dilemma Cranmer and Nhemachena (2013) view that based on the case study provided, because of the age factor; getting consent from the parents of th