Ethical Issues Related to Technology

Scientific advances have created many benefits to recipients of healthcare. These advances however have also resulted in ethical issues for healthcare providers and patients. Issues related to accessing technology, starting or withdrawing technology, and paying for technology are issues that nurses may have to face.

In this assignment, you will explore the ethical principles that need to be considered when dealing with ethical issues involving technological advances.

Tasks:

Consider the ethical issues described in your textbook as related the use of technology in healthcare.

In a maximum of 300 words, post your response to the following:

  • Describe what the term slippery slope means in relation to reproductive and genetic technologies, cloning and stem cell research, and organ procurement and transplantation.
  • Then go to the G-C-3 website: http://g-3-c.org/en/user_home. You will need to register to use the program but there is no fee. You can also receive contact hours or choose not to (there may be a fee for contact hours).
  • Select cases from the top navigation bar and choose “Dai”.
  • After completing the case study, what is (are) the ethical issue(s) involved?
  • As the professional nurse, how would you support Dai in dealing with these issues?

Consider sharing your own experiences and interpretation of the research needs with their chosen cultural groups. Support your findings with examples and scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

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