Author

Emily Bunton

Publication Date

4-25-2017

Document Type

Essay

First Advisor

Strom, Jan

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Abstract

The problem focused in this thesis is educating both professional and student nurses in how to apply ethical decision-making models to a real-life ethical dilemma which occurred in the clinical setting. Using primary and secondary sources, a real-life case study was created to facilitate critical-thinking regarding the situation to draw conclusions about if the patient in the case study received ethical care by the nurse. By applying two ethical decision-making models (Kant’s Deontology and Utilitarian Consequentialism) to this case study, it was determined that both models concluded that the nurse in the case study acted ethically in the patient care situation.

Extent

9 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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