The steps outlined in decision-making, select one ethical decision-making model and use the model to analyze the case provided.
Uustal Nine Steps
The decision making model as applied in the following situation as follows:
2.Ethical position and personal values.
4.Alternative courses of action.
7.Plan of action.
8.Implement the plan.
Case Scenario: 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 another physician.
In a formal, written paper of 800-1,200 words, answer the following questions:
What is the ethical dilemma here?
Describe the decision-making model you selected from your readings
How would you resolve this dilemma using the model?
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).
A minimum of three references. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
Guide: Analysis of issue is comprehensive. Explores issue with broad perspective, identifying underlying relationships between stakeholders and among socially constructed systems. Identifies and describes an ethical dilemma with clear details. The analysis of the ethical dilemma has sufficient detail to clearly represent all aspects of ethical dilemma clearly.
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.
Dialog is a rich exchange of appropriately phrased information which reinforces the model and resolution, drawing upon issue context and the relationships of stakeholders.
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. All format elements are correct.