Read the following case study:
You have a 15 y/o teen mom who self-presented to your primary care clinic with her 18 mo old baby girl. You have seen the mom several times in your clinic for various health issues. This is the first time you are treating her baby. You ran into her in the hallway. She reports that she is worried about her baby because she is not drinking her formula. She was holding her smiling and somewhat energetic baby. You noted that the baby has rhinorrhea, but otherwise appears healthy. Before you can see her, your Nurse Manager (NM) reports to you that her mother had reported her as a runaway. Her mother is now on the way to the clinic. Your NM also informs you that he had called the police.
Write a response to the following discussion questions in the Discussion forum: What will you do in this situation? You must explain how you would apply an ethical principle specific to this situation that will support your decision.
From this week’s assigned readings, please select a specific example of an ethical principle or principles that you can apply to this case study of the 15 y/o teen mom. Generalized and layperson’s terms of ethics will NOT be accepted. Note. Initial answers to the discussion question must be substantive . Your post must include a minimum of one peer-reviewed journal article. Note that the course textbook and information from the lecture PowerPoints may be cited, but they do not count as a peer-reviewed article. All references used should be properly cited following APA formatting guidelines. Read the following chapters of Advanced Practice Nursing: Ch. 26 (“Introduction to Ethics”) Ch. 27 (“Advanced Practice Nursing: The Nurse—Patient Relationships and General Ethical Concerns”)
Website of the Week Visit the American Nurses Association (ANA) website to review their Professional Standards, Principles and Code of Ethics for this week’s assignment. http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/NursingStandards (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.