Using "Bioethics on NBC's ER: Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care? When Is It Ok to Break Confidentiality?," write a paper of 750-1,000 words in which you describe your professional position regarding patient confidentiality.


1.      Explain the ethical implications of a breach of confidentiality.

2.      Provide ethical theories and/or ethical principles (from among those introduced in your readings) to substantiate your position.

3.      Identify a reasonable alternative to address the dilemma presented in the article using a framework of ethical decision making presented in lecture or in your readings. Explain the significance of applying this framework.

4.      Explain how an ethics committee might approach the dilemma using ethical theories, principles, and a collaborative approach to ethical decision making.



Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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