Posted: September 30th, 2023
Capella FPX 4000 Assessment 1 Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare
Capella FPX 4000 Assessment 1
Develop a solution to a specific ethical dilemma faced by a health care professional by
applying ethical principles. Describe the issues and a possible solution in a 3-5-page
Capella FPX 4000 Assessment 1
Title: Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare: Case Study Analysis
In the healthcare profession, practitioners across various roles must base their decisions on a foundation of ethical principles and values, ensuring that their actions are fair, equitable, and defensible. Each healthcare discipline has established a professional code of ethics to guide ethical behavior. This assessment focuses on practicing ethical decision-making by addressing a specific ethical dilemma encountered by a healthcare professional, as illustrated in the case study provided in Capella FPX 4000 Assessment 1.
Demonstration Of Proficiency:
Successful completion of this assessment will demonstrate proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Apply information literacy and library research skills to obtain scholarly information in the field of health care.
Utilize academic peer-reviewed journal articles relevant to an ethical problem or issue as evidence to support an analysis of the case.
Competency 3: Apply ethical principles and academic standards to the study of health care.
Summarize the facts in a case study and utilize the three components of an ethical decision-making model to analyze an ethical problem or issue and the factors contributing to it.
Evaluate the effectiveness of communication approaches within the case study.
Assess the effectiveness of the professional’s approach in dealing with ethical practice problems or issues presented in the case study.
Apply ethical principles to propose a solution to an ethical problem or issue described in the case study.
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others, and that is consistent with expectations for health care professionals.
Demonstrate clear and logical writing, adhering to correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
Follow APA style for in-text citations, quotes, and references.
For this assessment, you will analyze a specific ethical dilemma faced by a healthcare professional. Follow these steps:
Access the Ethical Case Studies | Transcript media piece to review available case studies for this assessment. Select the case study that aligns most closely with your area of interest and use it for your analysis. Note that the case study may not provide all necessary information, so consider potential conclusions and acknowledge any assumptions made.
Identify the selected case study and provide a brief summary of its facts, highlighting the ethical dilemma or challenge it presents.
Utilize the Ethical Decision-Making Model | Transcript media piece to apply the three components of the ethical decision-making model (moral awareness, moral judgment, and ethical behavior) to analyze the ethical issues in the selected case study.
Analyze the contributing factors to the problem or issue, including identifying the individuals or groups affected.
Describe the factors that contributed to the problem or issue and explain their role in the situation. Additionally, use the Capella library to locate at least one academic peer-reviewed journal article relevant to the problem or issue. Cite and apply this article as supporting evidence.
Evaluate the credibility and relevance of the chosen information source.
Discuss the effectiveness of communication approaches within the case study, including how the healthcare professional communicated with others and the strategies employed in addressing the problems or issues.
Assess instances where the professional demonstrated effective or ineffective communication.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the professional’s approach to resolving ethical practice problems or issues in the case study.
Describe the actions taken in response to the ethical dilemma or challenge and summarize how well the professional managed their responsibilities and priorities to address the problem.
Discuss the key lessons that the case study offers for healthcare professionals.
Propose an ethical solution to the identified problem or issue, describing the approach and its impact on building inter-disciplinary relationships within the organization. Assess the likelihood of the proposed solution fostering professional collaboration.
Ensure your writing is clear, logical, and free from spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics errors.
Adhere to APA style guidelines for in-text citations, quotes, and references.
Aim for a paper length of at least 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page, using Times New Roman, 12-point font.
Integrate information from outside sources into your writing by appropriately quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, following APA style.
Note: Refer to the Applying Ethical Principles Scoring Guide for detailed grading criteria.