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Ethical Dilemma

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Aliicat Aliicat (New) New

Hi nurses! I'm doing an interview assignment about my future career as a NICU nurse for an Ethics class and was wondering if any of you can please answer these questions:

1. What are your primary job responsibilities?

2. What is an ethical dilemma that you faced?

3. How was it resolved?

4. How did you feel about the resolution? 5.Would you solve it the same way if faced with the same dilemma in the future? If not, what would you do differently?

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!

People come on here quite frequently to ask these types of interview questions. You will probably get much more value if you find an actual nurse to interview.

NicuGal, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PACU. Has 30 years experience.

You can read thru previous threads also, but you are much better off to find a "live" person to interview...this is the internet and you really can't be sure who you are talking with.

I completely understand that. But as you said, the majority on here are actual nurses, including yourself I suppose. I don't see how a random person who is not a nurse would be able to answer these questions (I'm sure i'd be able to pick it up). I am unable to have an interview with a "live" nurse or on the phone due to my busy schedule between work, college, and commuting. I just thought by asking on here I'd have a wider range of ethical dilemmas and I'd also learn what to expect in the future since not everyone is the same. It is also much more convenient for me.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

I completely understand that. But as you said, the majority on here are actual nurses, including yourself I suppose. I don't see how a random person who is not a nurse would be able to answer these questions (I'm sure i'd be able to pick it up). I am unable to have an interview with a "live" nurse or on the phone due to my busy schedule between work, college, and commuting. I just thought by asking on here I'd have a wider range of ethical dilemmas and I'd also learn what to expect in the future since not everyone is the same. It is also much more convenient for me.

Therein lies the problem. Your assignment is asking for some very detailed answers. Which will require the respondent to type out detailed, well thought out answers. All you bothered to do was post the assignment- and expected random internet people to do ALL the work for you. It's not supposed to be 'convenient' for you. It's supposed to get you outside your comfort zone, interacting face to face with the professionals you hope to someday join.

Also: You're not too busy if you took the time to register for this website to post a homework assignment. You just don't view it as a priority.

Edited by meanmaryjean

You are absolutely right. But I did not expect detailed answers. One sentence would have been enough. Yes, this is a homework assignment so I do view it as a priority in that aspect. This was not only to help with my assignment, but to also help me gain insight about the field from other nurses around the globe, which I found to be quite captivating and is the main reason I took it to this website. However, this post has obviously backfired unexpectedly. I have volunteered in the NICU before many times so I am already out of my comfort zone. If I could interview every nurse in the unit, I would have done so with no problem. Thank you for your comment and all of the other comments though, I will take note. This was not my intention.

Semper_Gumby

Has 2 years experience.

You are absolutely right. But I did not expect detailed answers. One sentence would have been enough. Yes, this is a homework assignment so I do view it as a priority in that aspect. This was not only to help with my assignment, but to also help me gain insight about the field from other nurses around the globe, which I found to be quite captivating and is the main reason I took it to this website. However, this post has obviously backfired unexpectedly. I have volunteered in the NICU before many times so I am already out of my comfort zone. If I could interview every nurse in the unit, I would have done so with no problem. Thank you for your comment and all of the other comments though, I will take note. This was not my intention.

If you volunteer in a NICU, could you not ask a nurse or two there if they'd have time to answer a few questions either in their downtime or maybe on a day off?

NicuGal, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PACU. Has 30 years experience.

We are not trying to be mean, but some of those questions are not one line answers. And yes, you do get internet trolls who can answer questions....they love google.

Homework such as this is meant for face to face interview or at least a phone call, some things are easier spoken than typed. A type of ethical dilemma.....that in itself is a paragraph. It isn't like "Do you like your job, yes or no".

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

It is also much more convenient for me.

Hmmmm.....

I don't volunteer there anymore. That was about 2 years ago.

Thank you everyone for your comments.