There is no right or wrong answer for this ethical question; however, you will need to discuss an ethical consideration or dilemma of the APRN. Please remember what is correct for one person may not be correct for another. Look at the Nuremburg Code (US Department of Health & Human Services, 2005; Washington, 2012) as it was the major start of ethics in research and that can carry over to nursing practice.
Review the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2011a, 2011b) and identify one barrier to ethical practice. Please expand on the following points:
- Choose a potential barrier to ethical practice that you may face in your chosen advanced practice nursing role.
- Discuss if there is a relationship between your personal beliefs and values and this barrier.
- Describe at least one mechanism to overcome the barrier discussed.
- Examine the potential cost and benefits to this barrier.