Nursing Ethical Dilemma with Using Informatics Technology

  • Abeer El-Said Hassane El-sol Al-Baha University
  • Ragaa Gasim Ahmed Mohmmed Al-Baha University, Saudi
Keywords: Ethical dilemma, Information technology, Nursing

Abstract

An ethical dilemma or ethical paradox is a decision-making problem between two possible moral imperatives, neither of which is unambiguously acceptable or preferable. The complexity arises out of the situational conflict in which obeying one would result in transgressing another. Sometimes called ethical paradoxes in moral philosophy, ethical dilemmas may be invoked to refute an ethical system or moral code, or to improve it so as to resolve the paradox. Nurses face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis, no matter where they practice. Nursing information technology and healthcare are going hand in hand these days. Technology in nursing practice is not new.  The universal impact of technology in health care has created a new role for nurses. There are many ethical issues nurses can face in the workplace. These include quality versus quantity of life, pro-choice vs. pro-life, freedom versus control, truth versus cheating, resource allocation, empirical knowledge versus personal beliefs. Information is a source of authority and, increasingly, the key to prosperity among those who have access to it. Thus, developments in information systems also involve social and political relations and therefore ethical considerations in how information is used are more important.

Author Biographies

Abeer El-Said Hassane El-sol, Al-Baha University

Lecturer of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Medical Surgical Department, Faculty of Nursing,
Shibin Elkom, Menoufia University, Egypt.

Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Nursing Department, Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia 

Ragaa Gasim Ahmed Mohmmed, Al-Baha University, Saudi

Assistant professor of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Nursing
Department, Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia.

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Published
2018-01-31
How to Cite
Hassane El-sol, A., & Mohmmed, R. G. A. (2018, January 31). Nursing Ethical Dilemma with Using Informatics Technology. EPH - International Journal of Medical and Health Science (ISSN: 2456 - 6063), 4(1), 18-26. Retrieved from https://ephjournal.com/index.php/mhs/article/view/418