Module 02 – Breach of Confidentiality A 42-year-old male dentist was referred to the radiology department of a hospital for a CT-guided needle biopsy of a 1.5 cm lung nodule. The nodule was thought to be benign but clarification was needed. The patient met with the radiologist and the nurse to explain the procedure and possible risks of bleeding, infection and pneumothorax that may require a chest tube. Before signing the consent form, the dentist asked to speak to the radiologist privately. The patient reveled that he was HIV-positive and was worried that his dental practice might suffer “dire financial consequences” if knowledge of his HIV were to become known.
He is not only informally treating and collecting specimen from his daughter, but he is also not documenting any of the treatments that he is doing. This is a major problem and could be subject to intervention by the law. Joe is risking his medical credibility by doing this for his daughter. He is also performing these tests without the direct supervision of the supervising physician, which goes against the code of conduct (2013). If a physician assistant violates laws that vary from state to state, the physician assistant could be subject to license suspension or being
Caviar" is a peculiar short story, of a married couple involved in a "little experiment."  The short story is narrated by the husband, Mr. Trimpie, a fisherman by trade, who has never been to college but reads science books and magazines. The wife, Marie, after many years of marriage decides she wants some "offspring."  The pair repeatedly try to have a child, but Marie cannot get pregnant. The couple decide to go to a doctor and ask about a test-tube baby.
The news right now is peppered with articles about Obama's actions of making sure all companies offer insurance for their employees that includes contraception. Dan Mercia of CNN writes it as, “An original mandate on providing contraception was part of the new federal healthcare law spearheaded by Obama, the Affordable Care Act. It required that insurers provide, at no cost to those insured, all forms of contraception approved by the Food and Drug Administration.” This is not something that is making the Catholic people happy because they believe life should not be prevented. The author of the NY TIMES article talks about just such a case when Judge John Kane issues an injunction against Obama's insurance mandate. There is nothing that says judges, individuals, or companies can ignore a law once its made because their beliefs don't follow under that law.
Ethical dilemmas arise one being the Lacks family had no idea that a sample of her tumour had been taken and sent to George Gey. In chapter three, Henrietta goes for her diagnosis and treatment and signs an operation permit form. I agree Dr. TeLinde’s research was important but not justifiable because he did not properly let his patient be conscious that her cells would be used. One questions whether or not appropriate consent was given because there was not any proper consent. I believe at least letting Henrietta know what they were doing would be the ethical thing to do.
12 Apr. 2012 Many people do not want to hear the word abortion, but when it comes to rape victims that get pregnant, it is often brought up. Even pro-life advocates agree that an innocent child shouldn’t perish for the sins of their father (1). Harvard students give their opinions and come to the conclusion that no rape victim shall be frowned upon when deciding to get an abortion. “Abortion is not some magical surgery which turns back time to make a woman ‘un-pregnant’ – or, for the matter, ‘un-raped’” (1).
Scenario 1—Asthma o What patient compliance issues are evident in this scenario? The patient compliance is the doctor telling the mother to take the medicine twice a day and use inhaler during emergencies. The doctor also stated to call for further questions. o What communication problems are contributing to the patient’s lack of compliance? The communication of the patients lack of compliance is that the mother did not call the doctor back to help clear up her questions and she jumped to conclusions and switched doctors and didn’t even try to get a hold of the doctor’s office for clarification.
Police subpoenaed the records of Planned Parenthood to obtain the names of women who had received positive results on pregnancy tests in the previous nine months. Planned Parenthood refused to comply with the subpoena, arguing that a woman’s decision about her pregnancy is among the most private of matters. Those who came to Planned Parenthood to determine whether they were pregnant ought to not be subjected, nine months later, to police officers knocking on their doors and asking details about the outcome of their pregnancy. They also point out that there is no guarantee that the woman even got a pregnancy test or that she was a local resident, so the search of the records could turn out to be
10/10/13 Nicole Malpica American Government Marcucci 5 Period In pain, a girl waits for government to open Because of the government shutdown, Justin Smith fears his daughter, McKenna, will not get the treatment that she needs. She has a rare genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis. After days of not hearing from the doctors, he grew upset and tweeted “governmentshutdown needs 2 end now; have the House come here to apologize to my young daughter and others.” Then after five months of waiting, Smith received a call from National Institutes of Health calling to say that his daughter got into the company for a clinical trial program. He turned to his daughter and said “baby, hopefully we can get you a cure now.”
He also believes that homosexuality is not wrong. The acknowledgement of homosexuality is no longer debated, but due to the recent laws to recognize gay unions, the question is not if society should accept it, but how far our acceptance can go. Societal acceptance and respect for a person no matter who they are is something our society has strived for, however, legal acceptance of who person in this situation does not come as easily. Bennett successfully argues that legal acceptance for gay marriage should not be recognized due to our nation’s weak institution of marriage. Marriage solely being between a man and a women is something we have had for centuries, however, due to divorces and newer ways to have a family, our prestigious and “honorable estate” (Bennett 34) of marriage is weakened.