Would the outcome have been different if you did apply the theory?
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. Neverthless, 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.
– Think about an ethical dilemma you have encountered in your nursing practice. Explain the ethical dilemma you chose and use the ethical theory Utilitarianism to 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.