A total of 1.5 contact hours may be earned as CNE credit for reading “Doing the Right Thing by Incorporating Evidence and Professional Goals in the Ethics Consult” and for completing an online posttest and evaluation.
Doing the Right Thing by Incorporating Evidence and Professional Goals in the Ethics Consult
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013
© 2013 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 42, Issue 4, pages 478–484, July 2013
How to Cite
Catlin, A. (2013), Doing the Right Thing by Incorporating Evidence and Professional Goals in the Ethics Consult. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 42: 478–484. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12218
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- Issue published online: 16 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: MAY 2013
- ethical decision making;
- evidence based practice;
- philosophy of nursing;
- philosophy of medicine
Classic ethical decision-making models are discussed, and two recommendations are provided. The author proposes applying evidence-based position statements to ethical deliberation and suggests acknowledging the differing philosophical underpinnings and goals of various stakeholders, including nurses, physicians, families, institutions, and the nation. Examples are provided throughout. When combined with evidence-based information and consideration of group goals, traditional ethical analysis may help nurses “do the right thing.”