How ironic that this is an issue in an ethics class - page 2

Our first essay (the final copy) in our ethics class is due two weeks from today. What the professor had us do was bring 2 hard copies to class last week, one goes to him, the other you trade with... Read More

  1. by   Princess74
    You did the right thing Marie.
  2. by   km5v6r
    Thank you for having the courage to do the right thing. When I graduated from nursing school the class chose a motto. Ours was "Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Skill is knowing how to do it. Integrity is doing it." In a world where integrity is in very short supply you demonstrated an abundance.
  3. by   moonischasingme1
    Maybe it is an ethical trick your teacher is playing on you to see if you do the right thing, haha, jk
  4. by   rn/writer
    Quote from moonischasingme1
    Maybe it is an ethical trick your teacher is playing on you to see if you do the right thing, haha, jk

    I'm thinking not. Entrapment is unethical.
  5. by   smk1
    Quote from stevielynn
    I think you did the right thing Marie.

    (I wonder if this is a test the prof designed to showcase ethical vs. unethical behavior?).

    steph
    was wondering the same thing. You did the right thing Marie.
  6. by   moonischasingme1
    Quote from rn/writer
    I'm thinking not. Entrapment is unethical.
    It's a big cycle! lol
  7. by   locolorenzo22
    Point #1: ETHICS! If she doesn't have them, then what right does she have to join our profession? What will happen when she fails to document something or just copies an assessment on a patient because they "seem" fine? If you could have caught them and prevented harm, you're just as guilty as they are.

    Point #2: It's not being a whistleblower. She made a choice and if it gets her kicked out of the program, then so be it. No one forced her to cheat. She did it to herself. I think at every professional school (that considers itself a body of higher learning) plagerism is an offense right up there with hacking into the grade servers. Let the professor know, but say "hey, just leave me out of it."

    Point 3: We'll have to deal with this all the time in our professional lives. When I worked in a LTC setting, there were many nurses that wound up on the wrong side of me. They put themselves there by providing substandard care, and trying to lie their way out of it. Residents would wait for me to tell me what they saw/had happen to them. Admittedly, a lot of times the issues were nothing and could have been resolved had the nurse just taken the time to explain why a decsion had been made.
    We have a responsibility to ALL our patients to provide the best care we can give. I always look at it as "Would I want this person providing care to me or my family?" If it doesn't happen right, it shouldn't happen at all.

    Ok, off my soapbox. Just do it, girl, strike a blow for all of us planning to be caring and professional nurses!
  8. by   nurse4theplanet
    You did the right thing! I agree with all the above postings. If she wants to be a nurse then she must learn and DEMONSTRATE ethical behavior, trustworthiness, and personal accountability!
  9. by   rninme
    kudos to you Marie! That took real courage.
  10. by   babynurselsa
    Marie,
    I just saw this on out local news website. Thought you might find this interesting....
    http://www.kotv.com/news/?111689
    OSU's New "F Shriek" Grade
  11. by   augigi
    Haha - I LOVE your avatar!
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from babynurselsa
    Marie,
    I just saw this on out local news website. Thought you might find this interesting....
    http://www.kotv.com/news/?111689
    OSU's New "F Shriek" Grade

    We need that :stone
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    He sent an email back along the lines of "thank you for alerting me to this. She will not know that we had this conversation, as it is not necessary, since the information you found is available online for everyone to see. "


    Hmm.

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