Ethical Issues

Research Paper #1*
Exercise Content. Essay and PowerPoint

Ethical Issue PowerPoint Presentation
Topic: Elective Abortion.

The ethical issues presentation will address an ethical issue associated with the practice of nursing. The issue selected for discussion should have clearly identifiable pros and cons that, when analyzed, will allow the student to form a defensible position related to the issue. Principles from identified codes of ethics should be examined in relation to the issue and position. The PowerPoint presentation should have from 12 to15 slides without counting reference and title pages
The student should address the following:
1. Define the scope of the ethical issue.
2. Examine the scope of the issue as it relates to nursing and principles identified in codes of ethics.
3. Identify at least 2 positions taken on this issue by scholarly experts in the ethics discipline.
4. Explore the future for the issue as it relates to nursing practice.

Grading Criteria for the Ethical Issue Essay:
Definition and scope of the ethical issue 20%
Scope of the issue related to the nursing profession 20%
Positions on the issue by scholarly experts 20%
Exploration of the future for the issue related to
healthcare and nursing practice 20%
Organization and presentation skills 20%
Total 100%