Ethical Analysis

Ethical Analysis
(Select a current ethical issue related to nursing or access to nursing care from list of faculty-approved topics” Physician- Assisted Suicide.) A. Identify the Nursing Issue/Dilemma (1 pt). B. Identify the Ethical Principles or theories at issue (1 pt) and C. de

NURS 220:

Model Format for Ethical Analyses

Ethical Analyses are critical analyses of situational issues or problems in which the student applies knowledge of ethics. These are brief papers, typically 1-2 pages long, and should be submitted using the format of a professional memo. See Model Format below.

A minimum of two (2) references with citations is required for each Case Study.
APA format must be used for all citations and references. See or

Failure to attribute sources/the work of others will result in a grade of zero (0). Failure to use APA format for citations and references will result in one (1) point being deducted from the score.

To: Dr. Nayna Philipsen, Professor and Director

From: _______________, NURS 220 Student

Date: _________________ (due date)

Re: Topic

Statement of the Problem: Your office has asked: 1.Describe the work of Jeremy Bentham; and 2. _____?

1 Jeremy Bentham was an ethicist who argued that _____. Etc.

Your answer, including citations, here.

2. _____?

Your answer, including citations, here.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor
(Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter), Location: Publisher.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article.Title of Periodical, volume

number(issue number), pages.


Presentation: Ethical Analysis #2

Student Name: _________________________________________ Date of presentation: ______________________________
Students will share the work that they are doing for paper/Ethical Analysis #2. Power Point OR a handout with references in APA format is required. Topic must be pre-approved by faculty.
Students will answer these questions for the class:
____ (1 point) 1. What current ethical issue related to nursing or access to care did you select to describe?

____ (0.5 points) 2. What are the relevant laws, regulations or policy related to this issue?

____ (1 points) 3. What Ethical Principles are at issue in this disagreement or conflict?

____ (0.5 points) 4. Propose a resolution to this issue.

____ (1 point) 5. Describe how this resolution is supported by ethics?

____ (1 point) 6. How could this resolution (in #4) is supported by, or could lead to a change in, professional practice, the Code of Ethics, and/or the Nurse Practice Act or other law?

____ (P/F) 6. Identify the resources that you used for the presentation.

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