Week 5 reflection post (100-150 words) | NSG6999
One example is when a student is faced with a clinical situation where there are ethical dilemmas involved, such as determining the appropriate course of action when a patient is refusing a medical treatment. To meet the learning outcome, the student would need to identify and apply ethical principles to guide decision-making, such as autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. Additionally, the student would need to consider the patient’s cultural, social, and religious beliefs in the decision-making process.
Another example is when a student analyzes the healthcare system, including its strengths, limitations, and disparities, to identify areas for improvement in the delivery of care. This may involve examining the impact of policies and regulations on patient outcomes and access to care. To meet the learning outcome, the student would need to identify ethical considerations in the analysis, such as equitable distribution of resources and the duty to provide quality care to all patients.