While theorizing can be a good opportunity to conjecture about ideas, including possible real-life implementations of policy, doctrine, or hypotheses, when theory is used to inform action, there exists the possibility of transgressing ethical boundaries. Often, a good idea in theory can result in negative effects that are unforeseen in theoretical models. Nevertheless, there are scholars and practitioners alike who would brave questionable ethical grounds in order to further the discipline and possibly increase their ability to help people in the long run.

In your initial post, explain the ethical dilemma you chose. Then select an ethical theory from your reading. Answer the following questions:

How could theory have been applied in your ethical dilemma?
Would the outcome have been different if you did apply the theory? Explain your answer.

After your initial post, read the posts of your classmates. Reply to at least two students with a substantive one-paragraph response that includes new related citations. Remember that your communications in this course must be clear, respectful, and made in the spirit of learning from others.

Grading Rubric:

Posts remain on the topic indicated in the instructions and applies topic to the APRN role or practice (40 points)

One (1) initial discussion post is posted no later than Day 4, and at least two (2) response posts are posted no later than Day 1 (30 points)

Initial post contains 3-5 scholarly/peer reviewed references that are less than 5 years old; response posts each contain at least 1 scholarly/peer reviewed reference that are less than 5 years old (20 points)

Post follows general journal article formatting as outlined by the APA (10 points)

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