Week 4 Assignment Instructions

  1. Conduct an Internet search for the Core Concepts of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring/Caring Science article.
  2. Read the article.
  3. Complete the questions from Box 15-1: Ethics Inventory located on p. 141 in Ch. 15 of Policy & Politics.
  4. Select an ethical dilemma you would face as an APRN.
  5. Write a 1,050-word paper addressing the following:
  6. Identify which provision of the nursing code of ethics would be violated in the ethical dilemma. How can you use the code of ethics to address the issue? (15 pts)
  7. How can you create an ethical environment in your workplace to bring about awareness for other nurses in this area? (15 pts)
  8. Explain how you can use Watson’s theory of human caring as a guide when encountering ethical decisions. (15 pts)
  9. Provide references for all sources cited and format according to APA guidelines. There must be at least one scholarly work that is peer-reviewed and within the last 5 years. References and in-text citations must be included in APA format. (5 pts)

Reading for assignment.  Box 15-1 is included in the reading below.  Box 15-1, page 141, Chapter 15, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care text.

  1. Hamric, A. B., Hanson, C. M., Tracy, M.F., & O’Grady, E.T (2019). Hamric and Hanson’s advanced practice nursing: an integrative approach (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Chapter 7 and 13.

  1. Mason, D. J., Gardner, D. B., Outlaw, F. H., & O’Grady, E. T. (2016). Policy & politics in nursing and health care, 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Chapter 8 and 15.

  1. Weber, B. B. (2011). The role of professional nursing organizations in maintaining a healthy workplace. Plastic Surgical Nursing, 31(3), 92-94.

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