Analysis of Ethical Dilemmas
Posthumous Conception Case
Grand Canyon University
By Isabel Tolento, RN
January 20, 2013
Ethical implications arise when a situation deals with principles of morality and resolution is neither right nor wrong. Because of the stress and emotion ethical dilemmas present us with; steps have been recognized to help work through determination. Although each and every situation is unique, a framework for problem resolution along with laws for ethical situations has taken effect.
In the ethical dilemma of Karen Capato and her posthumous conception twins born 18 months after her husband’s death, lives changing ethical questions are considered in the decision to award social …show more content…
The Capato family’s unforeseen financial predicament is accompanied by an emotional period as they mourn the death of a husband and father. Is it necessary for survivor social security eligibility for the couple’s biological children have to be an added trauma for the Capato’s and for others who have similarly elected posthumous conception? The correct answer to this question varies depending on an individual’s ethical and subjective perspective. Applying ethical