Mary, the director of nursing at a regional blood bank, is concerned about the declining number of blood donors. Itâ€™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 Peggyâ€™s defense and told the donor to leave the premises. To Maryâ€™s horror, the male donor was a senior manager with the corporation.
– What is the ethical dilemma in this case?
– What values are in conï¬‚ict?
– How should Mary deal with Peggy, Joe, the donor, and representatives of the corporation?