As referenced in Week 2, Discussion 2, nurses are perceived as having very high ethical standards (Gallup, 2013). Doctorally prepared nurses should be able to consider ethical issues from multiple viewpoints. In this week’s media presentation, the experts discuss ethical challenges encountered by nurses as they assume leadership positions and as they engage in research.


To prepare:


  • Reflect on ethical challenges that you have encountered in your nursing practice.
  • Think about the information the experts shared in this week’s media presentation, focusing on the ethical challenges they have encountered as nurse leaders or scientists, as well as information presented in other Learning Resources.
  • With this information in mind, consider what new ethical challenges you may face once you obtain your doctoral degree.