Essay on Ethical Dilemma And Ethical Dilemmas

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Ethical dilemma
An ethical dilemma is a disagreement between two moral decisions and it does not have satisfactory solution. Both the decisions are right and it is very hard to make a decision(Fant, 2012). Nurses always deal with ethical dilemmas in their workplace due to the unique personal and ethical values than another nurses, physicians, patients, family and other health care team.

What is ethical dilemma here?
An ethical dilemma is a decision about the treatment of a child suffering from meningitis because, the custodial mother doesn’t want her child to get a medical treatment due to her religious beliefs. By contrast, a biological father wants his child to get a medical treatment and both the parents have same right to make a decision about their child’s treatment but they have opposite beliefs and values.

Describe the decision making model
Uustal decision making model has used in the study and it has nine steps which has explained the way of finding morally acceptable solutions for an ethical dilemma. It has also followed the nursing process according to the priority with clarification of values(Uustal, 1993). In the first step, problem needs to be identified so that an appropriate action can be initiated. In second step, explain the personal and ethical values of a decision maker which provides an idea of similarities of values. In third and fourth steps , alternative solutions need to be identified and categorized for consistency and inconsistency with the…

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