Using the steps outlined in the decision making
models in your readings, select one ethical decision making
model and use
the model to analyze the case provided.
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 8001,200
words, answer the following questions:
1. What is the ethical dilemma here?
2. Describe the decisionmaking
model you selected from your readings.
3. How would you resolve this dilemma using the model?
4. Include, at the end of your paper, a 200word
dialog in which you explain your decision to the family. (Remember to use
language that the family would understand).
A minimum of three references must be used.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success
Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the
expectations for successful completion.