Mandatory Overtime

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Case #2: Mandatory Overtime: Cynthia Fredericks is a registered nurse on a 38 bed step-down unit in an urban hospital. She is employed full-time working the 3 – 11 p.m. shift. Mrs. Fredericks is 34 years old and has four small children (ages 20 months, 3, 5, and 7 years). She chose to work the 3 – 11 shift so that the children do not have to be in day care. Her husband is a financial planner and is able to get home at 4 p.m. on the days Mrs. Fredericks is scheduled to work. Her mother watches the children until Mr. Fredericks arrives home. For the past 4 months the hospital administration has enacted mandatory overtime for nurses due to a nurse shortage. Mrs. Fredericks has been working approximately two to three mandatory shifts per week. She is upset with working so much overtime, and it is beginning to affect her family. She is so tired all the time and tries to nap while the children play during the day. What options does Mrs. Fredericks have in relation to working the mandatory overtime? What ethical decision-making concepts are important in Mrs. Fredericks predicament of mandatory overtime? *** has to have evidence based reference from within the last 7 years and has to be from a managers point of view