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Directions: In this assignment, you will be working individually to write a pape
Directions: In this assignment, you will be working individually to write a paper about an ethical issue related to the beginning of life or health maintenance or allocation of health care resources, unjust, incompetent, illegal behavior or end-of-life issues. You will select only one of these ethical issues. The purpose is to explore both sides of an ethical dilemma (fiction or non-fiction) that you may have encountered in a health care setting and develop your skills in analyzing and resolving an ethical issue. Include your thoughts and reflections on an ethical issue, but opinions must be supported by references from the professional literature or valid websites. Use the Bioethical Decision Making Model to assist with a resolution of the dilemma. There must be at least three references. The paper and references must be in proper APA format in the APA template. Use the following to format paper and include the subheadings listed in bold: Title page, name, running head, page numbers and headings throughout the paper to make the sections easily distinguishable. Papers should be in the student’s own words with references cited in APA format. Introduction Describe a specific Scenario/Ethical Dilemma related to your ethical issue (fiction or nonfiction), the ethical dilemma raised should be phrased as a question. Consider Stakeholders who should be involved in the decision-making process along with an ethical framework for resolving the ethical dilemma. Consider who is affected by the issue and who should be involved in resolving the issue. Analyze the decision, the Alternatives and Consequences/Option A versus Option B for what should be done. Substantiate your position or beliefs on both sides with at least two rationales. Include references that support your rationales. Choose an action as a Resolution of the dilemma. Summarize what steps you believe are best. Relate the steps to previous readings. Conclusion Remember to use the following subheadings when writing your paper. Introduction Scenario/Ethical Dilemma Stakeholders Alternatives and Consequences/Option A versus Option B Resolution Conclusion Ethical Considerations Rubric (2) (1) Ethical Considerations Rubric (2) (1) Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentifies Dilemma 60 pts Exemplary Describes the dilemma in detail having gathered pertinent facts. Ascertains exactly what must be decided. 30 pts Acceptable Identifies the dilemma, including pertinent facts, and ascertains what must be decided 15 pts Minimally or Not Acceptable Has a vague idea of what the dilemma is and is uncertain what must be decided 60 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConsiders Stakeholders 60 pts Exemplary Determines who should be involved in the decision making process and thoroughly reflects on the viewpoints of the stakeholders 30 pts Acceptable Determines who should be involved in the decision making process and accurately identifies all the stakeholders 15 pts Not Acceptable Is unsure as to who should be involved in the decision-making process 60 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalyzes Alternatives and Consequences 60 pts Exemplary Clarifies a number of alternatives and evaluates each on the basis of whether or not there is interest and concern over the welfare of all stakeholders. Gives at least 3 rationales supporting and 1 rebuttal. 30 pts Acceptable Clarifies at least two alternatives and predicts their associated consequences in detail. Gives some rationales supporting beliefs (but not for all alternatives). 15 pts Minimally or Not Acceptable Begins to appraise the relevant facts and assumptions and identifies some alternatives. Does not give rationales to support beliefs or alternatives. 60 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeChooses an Action 55 pts Exemplary Formulates an implementation plan that delineates the execution of the decision and that evidences a thoughtful reflection on the benefits and risks of action. Relates it to an ethical framework, principle, or method. 27.5 pts Acceptable Formulates an implementation plan that delineates the execution of the decision. Partially relates it to an ethical framework, principle, or method, but not clearly. 15 pts Minimally or Not Acceptable Has difficulty identifying and appropriate course of action from among alternatives. Does not relate it to an ethical framework, principle, or method. 55 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format 15 pts Exemplary Substantiates position or belief with at least 3 references cited in text and listed in reference list APA format. 7 pts Acceptable Partially substantiates position or belief with references. Attempts to cite in text and list references but makes mistakes in APA format. 2.5 pts Developing Does not substantiate position or belief with references. Does not cite sources in text or list references in APA format. 15 pts Total Points: 250

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