Ethical Framework in Practice

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Running head: APPLYING ETHICAL FRAMEWORK IN PRACTICE Applying Ethical Framework in Practice Jaclyn Hughes Grand Canyon University: NRS-437V August 21, 2011 Applying Ethical Framework in Practice Patient confidentiality is one thing that cannot be breached nor as a patient that you would want to be breached. In this day and age as healthcare professionals it is a very fine line of what breaching confidentiality is. We all want to know that when we are sick and in the hospital, the one thing that we can keep personal is our privacy which would include our health information. It is hard to imagine that in a state of vulnerability that some things must be disclosed to certain departments regardless of your desire to keep it private…show more content…
Explore strategies: They will have to be reported to the health department because of HPV being a communicable disease, the sex partners will have to be informed to help decrease the spread of the communicable disease. Implementing the strategies: Report the communicable disease to the health department. Give emotional, psychological, and social support to the patients and families involved. With collaboration from the health department nurse, the school nurse, the healthcare team, and the superintendent to reinforce education to the students about the use of vaccines, safe sex, and the importance of abstinence. Evaluating outcomes: This would include whether there was a need for further follow up such as: if the girls were not following up with the plan of care and were still involved in risky behavior. The decision making model is an ongoing evaluation of the process and may need to be reevaluated at times in order to come up with a resolution. By using the ethical decision-making model I have organized my thoughts and provided myself with a nursing process approach where I can analyze, diagnosis, plan, implement, and evaluate the outcome of this ethical dilemma. Organizing my thoughts allows me to step back, take my own personal thoughts and emotions out of the equation, and allow me to make a professional decision. Due to the creation of ethics committee’s in acute care settings we now have a foundation of
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