Applying Ethical Frameworks in practice
Using the steps outlined in the decision-making models in your readings, select one ethical decision-making model and use the model to analyze the case
A 6-year-old develops a high fever accompanied by violent vomiting and convulsions while at school. The child is rushed to a nearby hospital. The attending
physician makes a diagnosis of meningitis and requests permission to initiate treatment from the parents. The child�s parents are divorced. The mother, who
is not the biological parent of the child, has primary custody. She is a Christian Scientist who insists that no medical treatment be offered for religious
reasons. The biological father, who resides in another state, is also contacted. He insists that treatment be given and seeks independent consultation from
In a formal, written paper of 800-1,200 words, answer the following questions:
1.What is the ethical dilemma here? (Identifies Ethical Dilemma )
2.Describe the decision-making model you selected from your readings.(Integrates decision-making model in a complex process of judgment and justification
with comprehensive discussion of implications for the identified resolution. Clearly articulates significance of model to the resolution with a thorough discussion of strengths and limitations. )
3.How would you resolve this dilemma using the model?
4.Include, at the end of your paper, a 200-word dialog in which you explain your decision to the family. (Remember to use language that the family would understand).(Dialog is a rich exchange of appropriately phrased information which reinforces the model and resolution, drawing upon issue context and the relationships of stakeholders.)
A minimum of three references must be used.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, An abstract is not required.