Authentic Assessment

Authentic Assessment

 

EOPSLO #5 Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of professional standards for nursing, including employing agencies’ standards of care, assuming students had no past conduct or convictions, which prevent such practice.

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Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Practice

The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on an actual or potential ethical dilemma or legal situation with one of your assigned patients during NURS 270 Nursing Internship clinical learning experience.

Directions:

Write a two-page paper that addresses the following components:

1. Describe the patient scenario, with background information, which is leading to an ethical dilemma or legal situation

2. Describe the actual or potential ethical dilemma or legal situation

3. If you have chosen to write about an ethical situation, cite and describe the related portion of the Code of Ethics for Nurses, available to view at https://www.nursingworld.org/coe-view-only If you have chosen to write about a legal situation, cite and describe the related law from your state board of nursing.

4. Explain the potential solutions for the ethical dilemma or legal situation, with potential consequences for each solution

5. Describe the actions you would take as the nurse, the rationale, and the potential consequences of these actions

Follow APA format in writing your paper.

The paper is worth 15 points and meets the following end-of-program student learning outcome:

SLO #5: Practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of professional standards for nursing, including employing agencies’ standards of care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scoring rubric: NURS 270 Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Practice

Component Meets Expectation Partially Meets Expectation Does not Meet Expectation
Description of patient scenario

2 points possible

Description is thorough so reader understands the situation

 

2 points

Description lacks background data and leaves the reader unsure of the situation

1 point

No description provided

 

 

0 points

Description of actual or potential ethical dilemma or legal situation

2 points possible

Description is thorough and addresses ethical principles or legal situation with proper terminology

 

2 points

Description lacks thoroughness and is missing two or more ethical principles or legal situations

 

1 point

No description provided

 

 

 

 

0 points

Explanation of ethical code or statute

2 points possible

Provides appropriate citation and relevant ethical or legal regulatory framework

 

 

2 points

Does not provide appropriate citation but does include ethical or legal regulatory framework

 

1 point

Does not include code of ethics or legal statutory description

 

 

 

0 points

Explain the potential solutions and potential consequences

4 points possible

Explains at least three potential solutions and a consequence for each

 

 

 

4 points

Explains at least two potential solutions and a consequence of each

 

 

 

3 points

Explains only one potential solution or does not identify potential consequences

 

1 point

Describes the actions the student would take as a nurse including the rationale and anticipated consequences

4 points possible

Description is thorough and includes rationale and consequences

 

 

4 points

Description of action is unclear or lacks rationale or consequences

 

3 points

Description of action is unclear and lacks rationale or consequences

 

1 point

Follows APA format

1 point possible

Follows APA format

 

 

1 point

Does not follow APA format

 

0 points

15 Points Possible

 

6/23/2020