Use of the Ethical Positioning System for Solving Ethical Dilemmas

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603201
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of the Ethical Positioning System for Solving Ethical Dilemmas
Other Titles:
Setting the Workplace Culture: Nursing Programs in the Clinical Setting [Session]
Author(s):
Dorman, Joan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Omega
Author Details:
Joan Dorman, RN, CEN, dormanj@purduecal.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Use of The Ethical Positioning System for solving Ethical Dilemmas It is typical in nursing education to value critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and problem solving as necessary skills. Students practice these throughout their education, and generally feel confident in their ability to arrive at acceptable solutions. At some point, however, students and nurses are faced with particular problems for which they do not feel prepared.  These are the ethical dilemmas, so common in today’s healthcare environment.   The associated feelings of powerlessness, faced in these situations, have driven many nurses from the bedside.  It is apparent that nurses need a framework for systematically examining these dilemmas and reducing the feelings of despair.  It became apparent that the nursing process, which students and nurses use on a daily basis, could be adapted for use in making ethical decisions.  That is how The Ethical Positioning System evolved.  The tool consists of six steps. The first step involves assessing the situation, including all elements of its context.  Next, the nursing dilemma is stated in a sentence or two. The third step, which is planning, calls for addressing all possible solutions to this ethical dilemma, along with the pros and cons of each choice.  These choices are then evaluated in terms of the applicable ethical principles and the appropriate provisions of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics.  To summarize and conceptualize this stage, all of this data is entered into a diagram, which is step four.  At this point, it is usually clear that one tentative solution exceeds the others.  The nurse then moves on to the final stages, implementation and evaluation.
Keywords:
ethical; dilemma; ethical principles
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15H02
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleUse of the Ethical Positioning System for Solving Ethical Dilemmasen
dc.title.alternativeSetting the Workplace Culture: Nursing Programs in the Clinical Setting [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorDorman, Joanen
dc.contributor.departmentMu Omegaen
dc.author.detailsJoan Dorman, RN, CEN, dormanj@purduecal.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603201en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Use of The Ethical Positioning System for solving Ethical Dilemmas It is typical in nursing education to value critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and problem solving as necessary skills. Students practice these throughout their education, and generally feel confident in their ability to arrive at acceptable solutions. At some point, however, students and nurses are faced with particular problems for which they do not feel prepared.  These are the ethical dilemmas, so common in today’s healthcare environment.   The associated feelings of powerlessness, faced in these situations, have driven many nurses from the bedside.  It is apparent that nurses need a framework for systematically examining these dilemmas and reducing the feelings of despair.  It became apparent that the nursing process, which students and nurses use on a daily basis, could be adapted for use in making ethical decisions.  That is how The Ethical Positioning System evolved.  The tool consists of six steps. The first step involves assessing the situation, including all elements of its context.  Next, the nursing dilemma is stated in a sentence or two. The third step, which is planning, calls for addressing all possible solutions to this ethical dilemma, along with the pros and cons of each choice.  These choices are then evaluated in terms of the applicable ethical principles and the appropriate provisions of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics.  To summarize and conceptualize this stage, all of this data is entered into a diagram, which is step four.  At this point, it is usually clear that one tentative solution exceeds the others.  The nurse then moves on to the final stages, implementation and evaluation.en
dc.subjectethicalen
dc.subjectdilemmaen
dc.subjectethical principlesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:45:29Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:45:29Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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