Whistleblowing in Nursing
Legal Aspect of Nursing 6th Edition APA format
Please answer the following Discussion Question. Please be certain to answer the three questions on this week DQ and to provide a well-developed and complete answer to receive credit. Also, please ensure to have read the assigned chapters for the current week.
Case Study, Chapter 16, Whistle-Blowing in Nursing
A student nurse asks a faculty member to explain whistle-blowing. The student nurse wants to know the work conditions that would have to be met before whistle-blowing occurs, as well as situations in which whistle-blowing is clearly indicated. The faculty member reviews key concepts with all members of the class.
1. Being a whistle-blower takes great courage and self-conviction because it requires the whistle-blower to avoid groupthink. Analyze how groupthink affects the process of whistle-blowing.
2. Discuss the pros and cons of whistle-blowing.
3. What are the key guidelines for blowing the whistle?