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Nursing Ethical Issues

Nursing Ethical Issues

Ethical Issues

It has become necessary to ration a vaccine for a contagious disease. There is only enough vaccine available to cover 25% of the U.S. population. It is now crucial to determine an appropriate method to ensure coverage for 100% of the U.S. population, but how?

Instructions:

  1. Re-read the statement above and reflect on a possible solution.
  2. Examine the following theories below: 
    1. Utilitarianism
    2. Rights-based
    3. Duty-based
    4. Justice-based
    5. Virtue-based
  3. Please answer the following question:
    • Is there any combination of the above theories or another theory that would guide you to a more ethical solution for distribution and the right order of distribution?
  4. Answer the questions as thoroughly and concisely as possible. 
    • Be sure to reference any works that you utilize in answering the questions (Be sure that references are in APA format).