- Review Pritchard (1999), Case Study 3: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
- Review the ANA’s statement on ethics.
- Reflect on how the health system failed in relation to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
The Assignment: (1– to–2–page paper)
Write an analysis that explains the key lessons learned from the Tuskegee Study as it relates to:
- Public Health leadership
- Viewing from a leadership perspective, what responsibility did the Public Health nurse who coerced people into the study have to the community and profession?
- Public Health nursing ethics
- What competencies would guide a public health nurse leader when facing an ethical dilemma?
- What guidelines for decision-making would you propose?
- What progress has been made in the field of public health to prevent this type of ethical violation from happening again? What laws and policies exist to protect communities? Be specific, and support your paper with scholarly resources.
- American Nurses Association. (2013).Public health nursing: Scope and standards of practiceLinks to an external site.(2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.
- Standard 7, “Ethics” (pp. 44-45)
- Fourtner, A.W., Fourtner, C.R. & Herreid, C.F. (2000). Bad blood: A case study of the Tuskegee syphilis projectLinks to an external site.. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo, State University of New York. Retrieved from http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/files/2-bad_blood.pdf
- Marckmann, G., Schmidt, H., Sofaer, N., & Strech, D. (2015).Putting public health ethics into practice: A systematic frameworkLinks to an external site.. Frontiers in Public Health, 3, 42-49. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2015.00023