Ethical Dilemma Assignment

Ethical Dilemma Assignment

Develop the topic you selected into a PowerPoint presentation


Select a topic that they feel presents an ethical dilemma.  Certain topics may be of a sensitive nature and somewhat subjective; therefore, if you have any questions or are struggling to identify a topic, reach out to your instructor for guidance.   Each student will create/submit a PowerPoint Presentation that addressed each element identified in the assignment guidelines.


Here is a list of some topics that have been used in the past for this assignment.  You can also identify your own topic.


Topic Ideas

  • Same-sex parenting/adoption/surrogates
  • Organ donation and transplant issues
  • Stem cell transplants and cord blood banking
  • Sperm and/or Egg preservation in teens (usually those diagnosed with cancer)
  • Circumcision and/or female genital alterations
  • Parental refusal of medical treatments due to religious or cultural beliefs (e.g. blood transfusions, medications)
  • Child refusing treatment (e.g. wants to stop chemotherapy for cancer)
  • Gender-neutral parenting
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • End-of-Life Care/Decision-Making
  • Neglect and Abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse, starving, over demanding, drug-addicted at birth)
  • Health Insurance Issues (e.g. lack of coverage, coverage denials, access to care)
  • Foster care for medically needy children
  • Teen seeking birth control, pregnancy care, or abortion (without parental guidance)
  • Separated or divorced parents fighting during hospitalization
  • Parents with HIV/AIDS having children
  • Social isolation due to homeschooling or other alternate schooling options
  • Behavioral health patients boarding on Pediatric Medical-Surgical units


Assignment Guidelines

  • Dilemma description (25 points)- Identify the chosen ethical dilemma and identify the key elements (who, what, when, how, why)
  • Identify the resources at the clinical agency or in the community to assist dealing with the chosen ethical dilemmas (10 points)- Identify resources available for your chosen dilemma. Identify resources available through your clinical facility and in the community (including organizations for your specific topic).
  • Writing Style, APA format, Grammar/Spelling/Mechanics (5points)- All references used should be scholarly/reputable and must be cited using current edition APA format.  If you need assistance with APA formatting, refer to

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