Assignment: Ethical and Legal Concepts in Critical Care Settings
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Due Saturday by 11:59pm Points 60
Assignment: Ethical and Legal Concepts in Critical Care Settings
For this week’s assignment you will be discussing legal and ethical concepts and concerns that occur in critical care areas.
That said, the purpose of this Power Point Presentation is to elaborate on ethical principles and legal concepts related to critical care nursing. Please review the rubric to ensure you have met the assignment criteria. The expected length of the Power Point Presentation is approximately 12-19 slides (with comments in the Notes section of each slide), which does not include the title and references slides. Please use the following format to draft your Power Point Presentation:
Title or cover slide (include name, title of presentation, date)
Introduction (including purpose statement) (1 slide)
Discuss ethical principles and legal concepts as it relates to caring for a patient in an ICU setting (2-3 slides)
Apply the components of a systematic, ethical decision-making model in caring for patients in a critical care setting (2-3 slides)
Describe and discuss ethical and legal concerns related to end-of-life care (2-3 slides)
Discuss concepts of end-of-life care, including palliative care; communication and conflict resolution; withholding or withdrawing therapy; and psychological support of the patient, family members, and healthcare providers (2-3 slides)
Discuss cultural considerations in end-of-life care (2-3 slides)
Describe an ethical situation you have experienced in your place of work or in an EL activity? Please include what you learned from this experience and how it relates to critical care nursing? (2-3 slides)
Conclusion (this may be one short paragraph) (1 slide)
List of references
In regards to APA format, please use the following as a guide:
Use APA 7th edition
Include a cover/title slide page
Use in-text references throughout the Power Point Presentation
Spelling, grammar, and organization are appropriate
Include a reference list
Attempt to use primary sources only. That said, you may cite reliable electronic sources (i.e. NCSBN, AANP)
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Intentional Learning and Reflection
15 pts
Identifies/addresses a relevant topic and a thesis that provides direction for the content that is engaging and thought provoking. The thesis clearly and concisely states the position, premise, or hypothesis and is consistently the focal point throughout the presentation. Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding and careful, critical analysis of the research topic and thesis (argument). Compares/contrasts perspectives, considers counter arguments or opposing positions, and draws original and thoughtful conclusions with future implications.
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Decision Making and Clinical Reasoning
15 pts
Provides compelling and accurate evidence to support in-depth analysis to the central position beyond the required (2) research sources with at least 1 source from a periodical database. Research sources are highly relevant, accurate, recent (less than 5 years old) and reliable and add to the strength of the content.
Organization & Presentation
15 pts
Content is effectively organized. Ideas are arranged logically, flows smoothly, with a strong progression of thought from paragraph to paragraph connecting to the central position. Includes all required components (introduction, body, conclusion, citations, references, etc.). For a slide presentation, the design, font size, style, and spacing are optimal for audience viewing
Writing and APA Formatting
15 pts
Content is well written and uses standard English characterized by elements of a strong writing style. Basically, free from grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage, or formatting errors. APA guidelines for formatting are consistently followed. Includes in-text citations and references that are written correctly.
60 Pts is the maximum possible.