Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

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Running head: ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING

Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare
Harold Ben Harris Jr.
Trident University International

BHS365 - Ethics in the Healthcare Setting (Mod 1 - SLP)
Charles Spach
November 3rd, 2012

Abstract
Session Long Project:
The goal of the Session Long Project is to identify and evaluate the ethical principles used in resolving ethical dilemmas, and to apply the principles to specific ethical issues that may have professional, sociological, economic, legal, and possible political implications. Tasks for module 1:

1.Identify and explain two ethical issues/dilemmas in healthcare as identified and discussed in the scholarly literature (ProQuest, EBSCO, etc...). 2.Identify and briefly discuss the competing ethical positions that accompany the issue and the applicable ethical theories and principles. Expectations for Module 1:

1.Limit your responses to three pages, not including title and reference pages, and be sure to properly cite all references within the text of your assignment and listed at the end. 2.Please support your discussions with scholarly support (3-5 references). Be sure to properly cite all references. 3.Apply critical thinking skills to your response- specifically to #2 above. I will grade your paper on your ability to address the assignment criteria listed above with depth and breadth of discussion. I will also critique your writing format (i.e. proper reference citations, spacing, etc.).

Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare
There is an endless multitude of ethical issues/dilemmas in the medical profession which has span throughout history to our present time. In this essay I will address the first two dilemmas/issues I ponder about the most and how these certain dilemmas have reshaped medical ethical principles over time. The first dilemma I have chosen to address is the unsafe patient to nurse ratio. This particular issue is a very common...
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