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Professional Workplace Dilemma and Ethics

I need assistance in preparing an analysis on a professional dilemma (can be fictional) and conflict management experience.

Describe the experience:
*What ethical issues did you experience?
*Who was involved? Use only first names or initials.
*What was the relationship of the other parties to you?

Analyze the dilemma:
*Was there a difference in power and authority? Explain.
*What were the ethics in question?
*What personal values were in conflict?
*What were the potential outcomes?
*What were the potential consequences to you and the other parties?

Evaluate the outcome:
*What was the outcome?
*What were the consequences to you and the other parties?

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A potential ethical issue may occur in the health care profession. Identifying our own personal misconduct is far more challenging than pointing out the misconduct of our colleagues, yet it is incumbent on each of us to continually reflect on what we are doing personally and professionally (Corey and Callanan, 2011).

A nurse is obligated to ensure adequate treatment of a patient. What if the patient is stubborn and refuses treatment due to skepticism? The nurse or a physician cannot force a patient to receive treatment; this would be highly unethical. However, by neglecting to administer care, and if the patient's disease or sickness worsens, that is also unethical. This is because the nurse or physician had every opportunity to monitor a patient's progress to ensure the patient doesn't die. For example, a patient refuses to take a prescription drug. The drug causes various side effects, including suicide, death, and hallucinations. The patient does not want to take a drug with those types of side effects. A doctor makes a note in her chart that the patient is non-compliant during treatment. The physician fires the patient. The patient has a medical condition that requires a physician. The note the physician wrote in the patient's chart ultimately blackballs the patient and prevents him/her from finding another physician to help him/her. For several years, the patient has serious difficulties finding a physician and his/her symptoms continue to worsen. In this scenario, the ...

Solution Summary

The expert examines professional workplace dilemma and ethics. The relationship of the other parties are determined.