Therefore, to protect them, they are kept away from mainstream society and excluded. * Rights: The medical model of disability believes that medical professionals know best. This means that therefore the rights of the individual are seen as unimportant and are pushed aside to follow the opinion of the medical professionals. * Autonomy: Decisions in health and social care services for people with disabilities are usually made by carers or medical professionals, as they feel they know what is best for the individual. Therefore, autonomy is not an important principle in the medical model.
For example if a doctor is of the Jehovah witness belief and they have a bleeding patient they may not believe it is right to give them a blood transfusion but as the patient may not share that belief and it is in the patients best interest the doctor should perform the transfusion regardless of his own beliefs. Workers of the health and care industry shouldn’t let their own beliefs and attitudes effect there care or treatment of a patient and shouldn’t judge any patient on anything such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation etc and shouldn’t get involved in patients personal life unless its effects there treatment or care. I can relate to this in my work area in many ways, one of the ways is chaperoning patients and doctors as many female patients don’t want a male chaperone. This could be due to religious beliefs or just because they feel uncomfortable with a male chaperone, so often I have to call a female colleague to chaperone in my place. Another issue is obtaining food
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.
I would like to ask if Mr X suffering from depression? As a therapist it would be unethical for me to treat a patient who suffers depression. In this instance I would suggest to Mr X as politely and as tactfully as possible that he seek help or advice from his account GP before seeking any further assistance from me. This is obviously assuming that as an ethical and professional therapist I have taken a medical history and have asked for information regarding any medication Mr X is taking and also any additional or alternative treatment he is receiving and have taken it all into. As a novice therapist I am not allowed to treat a client who is suffering from depression and I would try to refer Mr X to a more experienced professional.
I think there are many reasons why a personalised induction is more effective. Firstly, I think it is very important to ascertain the mental health of the individual. A Hypnotherapist must never work on anyone who has or has had a psychosis. If an individual is on any kind of psychological medication or has a history of mental health, then the hypnotherapist will need to get written permission from the individual’s Dr to carry out any therapy. This letter must also state that the patient is not psychotic.
He is not covered by the medical insurance scheme that can offset the medical bill. As a medical practitioner, what action does one take? The medical practitioner has to ensure that the actions that he takes abide by the law of the land, that they are ethically sound and justifiable and also do not violate the hospital policy. In many healthcare institutions there are limited funds and making a decision to treat a patient free of charge would likely get a practitioner in trouble with the hospitals administration. There are legal issues tied to this scenario.
This could be regarded as the distribution of moral justice, choosing on which principle they are morally obliged to follow (Steinbock, 2007, p22). “When principles contingently conflict, no supreme principle is available in the four-principle approach to determine an overriding obligation. Therefore, discretionary judgment becomes an inescapable part of moral thinking in our approach” (Beauchamp, 2010, p44). The respect for autonomy obliges health care professionals to ensure patients understand all the information they require enabling them to make an informed choice. If patients have the understanding to make an informed choice then the professional must respect the autonomous choices they make (Childress, 1990).
Using the predominate purpose test the blood transfusion was a service performed to provide healthcare not to sell the patient blood, so, Article 2 would not apply, it would fall under common law. I don’t think there is really a right answer here because the U.C.C. doesn’t give guidance on mixed contracts and courts have come up with varying conclusions on how to tackle this issue. In Perlmutter v. Beth David Hospital the court refused to impose liability for a breach of warranty because it found that the predominant purpose of the contract between the patient and the hospital was for restoring the patient’s health which is a service. The blood transfusion was considered an incidental transfer of property made while performing that service.
It is the responsibility of the person who is performing the ECG to ensure they provide the Doctors with a legible and accurate ECG recording. This will avoid misinterpretation of the ECG and also prevent any mismanagement of care provided for the patient. The staff performing the ECG must ensure the Doctors are aware the ECG has been done and needs assessing in order to promote prompt action and effective care for the patient. This should be documented on Paris. Interpretation of the ECG reading is the responsibility of the Doctors not the nursing/ care support staff.
Health care should not be a luxury. People that are employed are not the only ones that get sick. One should not be punished for being self-employed, or for being in a situation where health care is not provided to them. Free health care should be a given, because not having those medical needs provided, is a worry to a lot of people. The government should work on making things better for their country and its citizens, starting with their health and well