ethical problem 600-700 words
Mary, the director of nursing at a regional blood bank, is concerned about the declining
number of blood donors. It’s May, and Mary knows that the approaching summer will
mean increased demands for blood and decreased supplies, especially of rare blood
types. She is excited, therefore, when a large corporation offers to host a series of blood
drives at all of its locations, beginning at corporate headquarters. Soon after Mary and
her staff arrive at the corporate site, Mary hears a disturbance. Apparently, a nurse
named Peggy was drawing blood from a male donor with a very rare blood type when
the donor fondled her breast. Peggy jumped back and began to cry. Joe, a male
colleague, sprang to Peggy’s defense and told the donor to leave the premises. To
Mary’s horror, the male donor was a senior manager with the corporation.
What is the ethical dilemma in this case, and what values are in conflict? How should Mary deal
with Peggy, Joe, the donor, and representatives of the corporation?