When Is It Ok to Break Confidentiality?,” write a paper of 750-1 ,000 words in which you describe
your professional position regarding patient confidentiality.
Study Books Used in Class: 0
1. Bioethics on NBC’s ER: Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care? When Is It Okay to Break Confidentiality? 5
Read “Bioethics on NBC’s ER: Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care? When Is It Okay to Break Confidentiality?” by
Nathanson, located on the American Journal of Bioethics website.
1. Aligning Ethics With Medical Decision-Making: The Quest for Informed Patient Choice
Read “Aligning Ethics With Medical Decision-Making: The Quest for Informed Patient Choice,” by Moulton and King, from
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (2010).
2. Nurses’ Conceptions of Decision Making Concerning Life-Sustaining Treatment
Read “Nurses’ Conceptions of Decision Making Concerning Life-Sustaining Treatment,” by Silén, Svantesson, and Ahlstrom,
from Nursing Ethics (2008).
1. Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice
Read Chapters 19 and 20 in Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to
Professional Nursing Practice.
Explore the America Nurses Credentialing Center website. In
particular, familiarize yourself with the resources describing
standards of practice.
List of Professional Associations
Refer to the “List of Professional Associations” resource for listings of professional associations.
Professional Associations Membership Choose a professional nursing organization that relates to the nursing profession or your clinical practice area. Assuming that you are the chairperson of membership for the organization, create a full-page flyer designed to recruit new members to the professional organization. In your flyer, include: The function of the organization, as well as its mission and vision. Potential advantages of membership in the organization. Provide resource information for new members, including contact information, membership requirements, and organizational endorsements (i.e., what other members or other organizations are saying about the
selected organization). Create a topic for an upcoming meeting
that would appeal to your target audience. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and intext citations and references should
be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria and expectations for successful completion.