In this case the physician is justified in his/her actions by discontinuing medical or surgical care to the patient because it will not it her. These principles are what healthcare provider use to help and guide patients with the ... ... middle of paper ... ..., beneficence, non-maleficence and justice help us understand and explain which medical practices are ethical and adequate. These principles are used to protect the rights of a patient and the physician from being dishonored. The principle autonomy allow an individual to act freely in accordance to their self-chosen plan. This means that healthcare providers must always get the patients consent before making any decision about patient’s life.
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While our hospital's views may conflict with our patients' views and values, we believe every human being has the right to life. However, a patient knows himself or herself best, and through this we respect our competent patients' wishes when concerning their end of life care. Our hospital will respect the decisions of competent patients to refuse treatment without which they will surely die. However, due to the finality of such a decision, we will require that a given patient undergo two psychological evaluations in order to confirm competence beyond any reasonable doubt. Furthermore, our policy aims to assure that decisions of this magnitude are not made in haste.
They ought to practice medication painstakingly and honestly and, when beneficence is unthinkable, they ought to still attempt to minimize hurts. Restrictions on premature birth and killing doubtlessly come from this worry; 3. Honor: doctors ought to act decently. They ought to approach their patients with deference, and ought not enter into questionable relations with them; and 4. Confidentiality: doctors ought to support the confidences of their patients and not reveal data unnecessarily.
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Euthanasia is the act of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering. The House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics of England defines euthanasia as a deliberate intervention undertaken with the intention of ending a life, to relieve suffering(Harris, NM. 2001)., in the Netherlands euthanasia is defined as the termination of life by a doctor at the request of a patient(BBC,2011). The right to die debate posses a great number of legal, moral and ethical issues. Proponents and supporters of euthanasia had presented valid arguments: people have the right of self-determination and that is why they should be allowed to choose their own fate; is a better choice to assist an individual to die than obligate him/her to continue suffering; there is not significant difference between passive euthanasia which is often permitted and active euthanasia which is not permitted and allowing the practice of euthanasia will not necessarily lead to undesirable consequences.
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A physician shall always keep in mind the obligation of preserving human life. Providers must communicate full, accurate and unbiased information so patients can make informed decisions about their health care. As a result of their recommendations, providers are responsible for generating costs in health care but do not generate the need for those expenses. Every hospital has both an ethical as well as a legal responsibility to provide care, even if the care may be uncompensated. Patients are ultimately responsible for their own health and wellbeing and should be held responsible for the consequences of their decisions and actions.
If medical professionals feel they have an obligation to the fetus in regard to duty-based principles such as the duty to respect autonomy and consequence-based principles such as nonmaleficence, they must also consider how these principles apply to Jane. Furthermore, the medical staff must keep in mind that while they may feel that refusing the C-section violates conscience, Jane is the patient. I find this to be true even if the physician views Jane and the fetus as two independent human beings, because Jane is the only one who can be considered to be autonomous. I believe the physician has an obligation to Jane and should respect her autonomy. The Hippocratic Oath requires that healthcare professionals work solely for the benefit and welfare of the patient (Veatch, Haddad, & English 2010, 173) and I find Jane to be the patient.