HLT 520 Week 1 Legal and Ethical Principles in Health Care Discussions

HLT 520 Week 1 Legal and Ethical Principles in Health Care Discussions

HLT 520 Week 1 Legal and Ethical Principles in Health Care Discussions

HLT 520 Week 1 Discussion 1 Latest-GCU

A patient is in what seems to be an uncurable coma. If everyone will just wait long enough, his mother, who is also his surrogate, is adamant that he will recover and that God is intervening to perform a miracle. If the patient goes into cardiac arrest, she wants everything done for him, including resuscitation. She is adamant that he remain in the hospital and is furious that his care was changed from aggressive treatment to comfort measures after being removed from the intensive care unit.     The mother does not speak English and is strong in her religious beliefs. The physicians for the patient are very upset and concerned about continuing to provide care that they believe is futile. The patient is developing a serious pneumonia, and the mother wants it treated aggressively. The physicians are reluctant. Analyze this case from the ethical principles of justice, benevolence, non-malfeasance, and autonomy.

HLT 520 Week 1 Discussion 2 Latest-GCU

In this time of limited financial resources and reduced government payments for health care services, what are the ethical issues of limiting care? How much uncompensated care can hospitals absorb? Where do people with no resources go for care? What is the state’s responsibility to ensure health care services? What are the ethical considerations that should be taken into account?


GCU HLT 520 Week 1 Ethical Study Review


Scenario: A 96-year-old male patient is admitted to the ICU with terminal liver cancer. He is confused and disoriented, very skinny and appears underfed, and is covered with bruises, which are common in patients with liver disorders. His daughter, who is a naturopathic physician, insists that she can cure her father by administering unknown substances, some of which smell like feces and look like tar, down his NG tube. He is clearly in pain after she does this. She insists that these are life-saving interventions on her part, but the nursing and physician staff caring for the patient are very upset and concerned that she is hastening his death. They have come to you for help.

1) Write a paper (1,250-1,500 words) that describes how to use the method of ethical decision making, reviewed in the module, to help resolve this ethical dilemma. Address the following to generate your conclusions about how you would proceed:

  1. a) What are the dimensions of the ethical dilemma?
  2. b) What are the issues?
  3. c) Apply the four core ethical principles and the process of ethical decision making.

2) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

3) This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

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