What is (are) the ethical principle(s) related to the issue? Here are the Ethical Principles from your textbook: Autonomy, Beneficence, Justice, and Veracity. Ethical principle(s) are required in this writing assignment.

What is (are) the ethical principle(s) related to the issue? Here are the Ethical Principles from your textbook: Autonomy, Beneficence,
Justice, and Veracity. Ethical principle(s) are required in this writing assignment.

As a profession, nursing has ethical responsibilities. In the practice of nursing, legal and ethical issues often arise, and the nurse must
understand them and take appropriate steps to address them. Ethics and legal issues involve professionalism, practice concerns, health policy,
reimbursement issues, and the organizations that provide health care” (Finkelman & Kenner, 2016, p. 174).

Focus: The focus of this assignment is the ethical principles and how they apply to making ethical decisions.

Directions for Writing Assignment (WA):

*You must review the Writing Assignment Rubric within this week’s content prior to starting your paper.

*Select and research your selected legal/ethical issues discussed in chapter 6 of your textbook

or identify an issue from current events. Nursing/medical issues are strongly encouraged.

*Write a 3-5 page paper, page count excludes the title and reference page:
*A minimum of 4 references are required. References must be recent which is less than five years old, and from the United States- your
textbook is not a journal.
Cover the following items in your Writing Assignment:

(1) Define the issue (introduction),

(2) What is (are) the ethical principle(s) related to the issue? Here are the Ethical Principles from your textbook: Autonomy, Beneficence,
Justice, and Veracity. Ethical principle(s) are required in this writing assignment.

(3) Provide a detailed definition the ethical principle(s) identified and how it applies to this situation.

(4) Significance to nursing-patient care.

(5) Conclusion- Summarize your paper and draw your conclusion.

Note: You should not enter new information in the conclusion.

(6) Use appropriate headings for the various sections of your paper. See page 62, sec. 3.03 of the APA manual.

(7)The title of your paper is unique to your topic. Do not use the headings in the textbook, and create your own title. Review APA manual page
23, sec. 2.01.

(8) APA Reference page: Review pages 37, sec. 2.11, 180, sec. 6.22, and

chapter 8, page 229, sec. 8.03

Written Assignments:
A. Are to be submitted by the due date and time.

B. Students failing to meet the deadline will receive an automatic 50% reduction on their paper prior to actual grading. If the student fails
to submit within the next 24 hours, a grade of “0” will be assigned.

C. It is the student’s responsibility to recognize their failure to submit and notify the instructor or Academic Coach within the 24-hour time
frame of the due date. Contact should be made via email.

D. If you submit the incorrect paper or wrong submission site this must be reported prior to the closing of the assignment and will be a
deduction of 10 points. Always check your submission to be sure it when through in Turn It In.

This Written Assignment is worth 15% of your grade. Feedback will be available within 72 hours of due date and time.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Washington,
DC.
Category Substantially Developed
(20-25 points)
Moderately Developed
(11-19 points)
Minimally Developed
(0-10 points)
Points
Ideas
The purpose of the writing assignment is clear
and focused. Easy to understand. Interesting.
Central idea is clearly communicated. Clear
introduction and conclusion. Excels in
responding to assignment.
1) Selected and identified an issue from Chapter
6 from current events.
2) Included a definition of the
Ethical issue.
3) Included the ethical principles related to the
issue and provided a detailed definition of the
ethical principle(s) and how it applies to this
situation and significance to nursing-patient care.
4) Brought ideas from outside of course and
shared new perspective or analysis of ideas.
5) Summarized paper by drawing own
conclusion on topic.
6) Used required peer-reviewed articles.
7) Met page requirements.
1) Decisions related to
organization, style, and
content aid in achieving the
purpose of the writing.
2) Ideas respond less well to
the assignment.
3) Recognizable introduction
and conclusion.
4) Definition lacks content.
5) Provided several ethical
principles, but not all.
6) Some ideas brought from
outside the course regarding
ethical principles.
7) Did not use required peerreviewed
articles.
8) Did not meet page
requirement.
1) Purpose of the writing is
difficult to discern.
2) Confusion or irrelevant details
present.
3) Minimally defined ethical
principles.
4) Minimal ideas from outside
the courses shared.
5) Did not use required peer
reviewed articles.
6) Did not use both introduction
and conclusion.
7) Responded to less than half of
the assignments instructions.
8) Did not meet page
requirement.
9) Did not cover more than ¾ of
the objectives in this assignment.
/25
Organization
1) Order, structure, and presentation of
information regarding ethical principles
objectives is compelling.
2) Paper flows smoothly and draws reader in
with a flowing transition of ideas between
paragraphs.
1) Overall, organization of
paper is clear. Most ideas
relate together
2) Generally adequate
transition of ideas between
paragraphs.
1) Organization is difficult to
follow and unclear.
2) Lacking an adequate
transition between ideas.
3) A clear sense of direction is
not evident.
/25
Personal Work &
APA Style
1) Work shows reflection and paraphrasing.
2) Displays originality and creativity.
3) Sources of information are cited correctly in
APA format for both in-text citations and in the
reference list.
4) Less than 10% direct quotes used.
5) Used appropriate headings (did not use
headings in textbook).
6) Created own title.
7) Citations and reference page are correct
according to the APA manual.
1) Work provides some
reflection and paraphrasing.
2) Minor and/or occasional
errors in APA formatting.
3) Less than 20% direct
quote used.
4) Used some appropriate
headings.
1) Work shows little or no
reflection or paraphrasing.
2) Several major/frequent errors
in APA formatting.
3) Less than 30% direct quotes
used.
/25

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