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Ethical Issues in Healthcare

by: Garth Krajcik

Ethical Issues in Healthcare MHS 5521

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Garth Krajcik
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Frederick Paola

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Garth Krajcik on Monday October 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MHS 5521 at Nova Southeastern University taught by Frederick Paola in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see /class/224389/mhs-5521-nova-southeastern-university in Health Sciences at Nova Southeastern University.


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Date Created: 10/19/15
1 Equot 539quot Informed consent is the patient s acknowledge and approval before the healthcare provider conducts any treatment to the individual The provider is expected to first educate inform the patient about the treatment that heshe will receive and the patient must first consent to receive that treatment The informed consent serves as a proofthat the patient understands the procedure that heshe will receive and all the possible risks and benefits with it The patient should be encouraged to ask questions and clarifications The patient should not be forced to sign the consent if heshe does not understand the procedure treatment or ifheshe does not want to have it performed The patient has the right to decline the procedure treatment at any time even ifa signed informed consent exists My position prior to the debate is re ected by Robert M Arnold and Charles W Lidz s views Pro I strongly believe that patient should be given all the information about their health issues and the options they have I also believe that patients should not decide immediately if there is time for treatment procedures and they should be able to receive another expert opinion ifpossible Onora O Neill s view ofinformed consent outlines her disbelieve in the post World War II era She is portraying the team of healthcare professionals as quotstrangers at the bedside whom with their high access to the information fail to provide a sense ofprivacy and trust to the patients Moreover the individual autonomy diminishes when the patient is most vulnerable illness Although these patients might be limited in their choices of treatments providers or referrals I disagree that these patients lose their autonomy The fact that the patient is seeking help to get treated it s the first indication of consent Moreover in cases of emergency the doctors might not be able to provide the patient with too many options on call available providers privileges to the site cost and medical insurance limitations The Pro side presented the strongest argument The authors explained how a good patientprovider relationship could be promoted thru good communication and patient autonomy and it should not be limited to the patient s right to choose or refuse a treatment As a health care provider I met patients that changed their minds after the procedure and the risks were explained The fact that the patient agrees or disagrees to a treatment option should be based on a proper informed patient and not thru pure trust in the provider


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