Examine utilitarianism rights-based and duty-based theories

Discussion Post: Nursing Ethical Issues

It has become necessary to ration a vaccine for a contagious disease. There is only enough vaccine available to cover 25% of the U.S. population. It is now crucial to determine an appropriate method to ensure coverage for 100% of the U.S. population, but how?


A. Re-read the statement above and reflect on a possible solution.

B. Examine the following theories below:

a. Utilitarianism
b. Rights-based
c. Duty-based
d. Justice-based
e. Virtue-based

C. Please answer the following question:

a. Is there any combination of the above theories or another theory that would guide you to a more ethical solution for distribution and the right order of distribution?

The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.

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