Discuss ethical challenges encountered by nurses as they assume leadership positions and as they engage in research.

Discuss ethical challenges encountered by nurses as they assume leadership positions and as they engage in research.
Ethics

As referenced in Week 2, Discussion 2, nurses are perceived as having very high ethical standards (Gallup, 2013). Doctorally prepared nurses should be able to consider ethical issues from multiple viewpoints. In this week’s media presentation, the experts discuss ethical challenges encountered by nurses as they assume leadership positions and as they engage in research.

To prepare:

Reflect on ethical challenges that you have encountered in your nursing practice.
Think about the information the experts shared in this week’s media presentation, focusing on the ethical challenges they have encountered as nurse leaders or scientists, as well as information presented in other Learning Resources.
With this information in mind, consider what new ethical challenges you may face once you obtain your doctoral degree.
By Wednesday 6/28/17, post 550 words essay in APA format with 3 references from the list below, that include the level one headings as numbered below:

Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1) Describe two or more significant ethical issues relevant to the DNP- or PhD-prepared nurse.

2) Explain how these issues might compare to the types of issues you have already encountered in your practice.

Required Readings

Campbell-Crofts, S., Field, J., & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2013). Ethical considerations for nurses undertaking research with a potentially vulnerable population with chronic kidney disease. Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 9(2), 74–79.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Milton, C. L. (2010). Nursing ethics and power in position. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23(1), 18–21.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

The author discusses what is meant by health care leaders judiciously and transparently addressing ethical challenges.

Suhonen, R., Stolt, M., & Leino-Kilpi, H. (2013). Older people in long-term care settings as research informants: Ethical challenges. Nursing Ethics, 20(5), 551–567.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Peirce, A. G., & Smith, J. A. (2008). The ethics curriculum for doctor of nursing practice programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 24(5), 270–274.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2011a). Ethical issues relevant to the DNP [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.

In this media program, Dr. Joan Stanley discusses the importance of considering multiple perspectives when approaching ethical issues as part of a health care team. Dr. Linda Beechinor and Dr. Susan Stefan share ethical challenges they face as nurse leaders.

Optional Resource

Fairchild, R. M. (2010). Practical ethical theory for nurses responding to complexity in care. Nursing Ethics, 17(3), 353–362.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Grimm, J. (2010). Effective leadership: Making the difference. JEN: Journal of Emergency Nursing, 36(1), 74–77.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

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