Ethical Game Stimulation
Ethics Game Stimulation Reflective Journal
Ethics can be defined as the principles, norms, and standards of conduct governing an individual or group. Nursing ethics, a set of moral and practical guidelines that influences nursing decisions big and small, also a set of shared values or principles that govern the way nurses interact with patients, a patient's family, and even other doctors and nurses. Nurses are dedicated to treating the person and easing suffering and this defines a nurse's ethical standpoint. From working with unbiased compassion to standing up for patients' rights, a nurse holds a wide range of responsibilities in addition to the actual physical work of caring for patients (Medi-Smart: Nursing Education Resources, 2011).
The ethics simulation game is a learning tool designed to teach individuals how to make decisions between ethical challenges. In the first ethical simulation the ethical issue is how to best assure that the patient and her unborn child get appropriate and timely care with the stakeholders been the shareholders, the patient, the shift supervisor, the RN, the parents, and the unborn child. Before making these decisions of the best way to help Rachel one had to go through the four different lenses and steps of critical decision making. These lenses include the rights and responsibility lens, the results lens, the relationship lens, and the reputation lens. After thoroughly going through each lens, one was able to make decisions based on virtues, values, and morals (Ethics Game, 2007).
As the shift supervisor the problem dealt with is how to best assure that the patient and her unborn child get appropriate and timely care (Ethics Game, 2007). The stakeholders are described as those directly involved in the situation, those who carry out the decision, those directly affected by the decision, or those whose interest are to be protected. Being the person who makes the decisions, one decided to have the...