This can be wrongful diagnosis, being given the wrong medication, or having their private information not properly protected. A few more examples would be receiving/giving improper treatment or care sometimes causing death. Upon any of these events taking place the wronged party will produce a lawsuit against the medical company or even just the professional. Medical malpractice statistics have sky rocketed ever since the healthcare system became more informal and mechanical. (McDonald, Chad, Hernandez, Marlow, Gofman, Yana, Suchecki, Shawna, Schrier and Wayne 2011) stated that “The most common factors leading to medical errors included failure to obtain a proper medical history, order the appropriate
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.
Without this knowledge, Jane Doe gave what she believed was her informed consent for the surgery, which consequently violated her right to self-determination and did her extreme harm rather than good. She never had the chance to explore other options, because she was misinformed about her donor from the start. In addition to hiding risks from the patient, physicians gave her little alternative to her procedure. She knew she did not want a high risk donor, in fact she had “previously rejected another donor “because of his lifestyle”’(Vaughn 152). Clearly Jane Doe was exercising her autonomous right to decline this kidney, as she thought accepting that kidney may cause her more harm than good.
Treatments such as medications, surgical procedures, psychotherapy and in some instances spiritual guidance and so on. Ending one’s life should not be performed simply because a patient is depressed, or feels as though he or she is a burden, worried about being dependant or just tired of life. Diversity in the United States is among the greatest in the developed world, because of this- it’s difficult to share norms and enforce them. In some cultures and religions taking one’s life is unacceptable and forbidden and in others so long as there is justification then and only then would it be considered just. Assisted suicide is currently illegal in most states in the United States.
Evidence suggests that this practice is outdated and unnecessary but still the practice occurs on many surgical wards. I aim to explore the reasons why patients are still subjected to unnecessarily long fasting times and how we as nurses can change this outdated practice. I have chosen to look at this area of contemporary nursing because as a student nurse I have had practice experience in both a surgical ward and in general theatre. I feel that having had experience in both of these settings I would be able to link theory to practice experience. Fasting patients from midnight before day of surgery has long been a time honoured tradition.
While most initiatives have previously focused on medical staff, some now offer training to a wider range of healthcare professionals (Blok et al, 1999). Over the course of a career, a busy clinician may disclose unfavorable medical information to patients and families many thousands of times. Breaking bad news to patients is inherently aversive, described as “hitting the patient over the head” or “dropping a bomb”. Breaking bad news can be particularly stressful when the clinician is inexperienced, the patient is young, or there are limited prospects for successful treatment. Bad news must be told because of the following reasons: Patients Want the Truth Ethical and Legal Imperatives Clinical Outcomes However, breaking bad news is also a complex communication task.
Patients are often motivated towards euthanasia by terminal illnesses, such as cancer, AIDS, et cetera. Patients may want to opt for euthanasia when health authorities suggest they go into hospice especially designed to cope with their illness. A wish to maintain their independence, along
Robyn believes that medication can be helpful, but she does give valid points about how it is over used. There is no one true norm for a human mind. By changing how the brain acts just to mask the troubled area, doesn’t help to find the root of the problem. Sarah says in her paper that pain (a problem) in our life is a response to our life. When experiencing “pain”, one reassesses and rebuilds, or takes a pill to cover it up.
Recurrently, there are cases where patients aren’t given a choice when it comes to euthanasia. In fact, many ill patients lack the sufficient knowledge needed to ease their own symptoms, and aren’t in stable enough conditions to make critical decisions revolving life and death. After being in constant care, it is common for these patients to feel anxious about the future of their health, as well as pressured to make this choice; in hopes that they will become less of a burden towards their family members. It is also possible for doctors to misdiagnose an ill patient. “It is foolish to claim that incorrect diagnoses and prognoses could never occur” (Ethical Rights, 2013).
She, herself, calls him “anti-Semite” so it seems unlikely that this statement can be supported. She makes a good point about the many opportunities raised to refer him to therapy throughout his life by encounters with others. However, who says that nobody had suggested therapy before? I am not sure pointing out to someone “you need therapy” would be all that effective. Not only because it might put someone on the offensive but because they may be insulted and offended.