A practice commonly used in the medical field, “benevolent deception” is the act of physicians suppressing information about diagnoses in hopes of not causing patients emotional turmoil (Skloot 63). Benevolent deception is a contentious subject because when used, the bioethical principles of respect for autonomy and beneficence can conflict with each other. Respect for autonomy is when physicians acknowledge their patients’ abilities to make voluntary decisions on their own regarding their health care (McCormick 4). Meanwhile, beneficence is the duty of doctors to be of a benefit to patients, while also taking measures to prevent and remove harm from them (McCormick 5). When giving patients diagnoses, physicians need to follow these doctrines by creating a balance between telling the truth and providing hope, which is why some may mistakenly turn to benevolent deception as the answer.
While sometimes patients may truly be thankful for a physician’s intervention, any autonomous decision by physicians creates a dangerous precedent for doctor intervention in patient care. However that isn’t the only problem with taking care of patients. Having numerous patients means that physicians must constantly respect and understand many patients from varying backgrounds. Although this seems to be common sense, doctors often have trouble constantly chronicling and treating all of their patients effectively (Groopman 80). Although it is important for a doctor to respect each and every patient, I do not believe that I am capable of constant
This situation emphasizes the need for a balanced approach when it comes to drug clinical trials. In conclusion, patients with AD can participate in research provided that their decision- making ability is thoroughly examined. Otherwise, a proxy can decide because he usually acts in the best interest of the patient. To be considered ethical, the research project involving AD patients has to follow the guidelines of TCPS and be approved by a Research Ethics Board. In additon, autonomy, clinical equipoise and careful evaluation of benefits versus risks should be among the main ethical concerns of the study.
Hope meaning the use of regular treatment with the patient’s physician. Comfort meaning the use of medications, relaxation, and happiness. For example, Smith also shows his opinion with stating, “If we really care about death with dignity, we will stop making dying patients choose between hope and comfort when they can easily — and affordably — have both.” Would changing regulations of Hospice Care more likely benefit the patient?Many people suggest that Hospice Care isn’t more beneficial than continuing treatment, due to the fact that it doesn’t stop or help lessen the disease. Denial of diagnostic tests, restrictions on being a part of experimental studies, and encouraging patients not to be hospitalized can be difficult regulations to accept and obey. Denial of diagnostic tests means that even though a physician might strongly suggest a test to be taken for results, Hospice most of the time disapproves because of the cost of the tests.
Uustal’s decision-making model was used because it uses the nursing process and includes values clarification (Grand Canyon University [GCU], 2011). In the following paragraphs, the worldviews and philosophies of a spiritual leader, a health care administrator, a health care colleague, and a member of the community will be expressed. These worldviews and philosophies will be compared and contrasted, and an ethical decision will be made regarding whether or not the nurse should speak
This is reflected in professional practice when the nurse works to assure equal treatment under the law and equal access to quality health care. a. Example: The nurse supports and promotes fairness and nondiscrimination in the delivery of care. These professional values provide the foundation for nursing practice and guide a nurse’s interactions with patients and clients. In addition to values, ethical nurses should have several essential virtues, or human excellencies, that enable them to be responsible human beings: competence, compassionate caring, subordination of self-interest to patient interest, self-effacement, trustworthiness, conscientiousness, intelligence, practical wisdom, humility, and
Nurses must abide by these principles or face the consequences of legal action. These principles include autonomy, utilitarianism, confidentiality, and many others. Autonomy is the agreement to respect ones right to determine a course of action, while utilitarianism is what is best for most people as defined in American Nurses Association. In order to give you a
Interpersonal skills are important communication strategies for medical practitioners, predominantly to perform accurate assessments and provide quality treatment for patients. Such as the ability to use emotions to better communicate with others, or the ability to empathise with a patient to help establish engagement and feelings of empowerment, both fundamental attributes to effective practice (Sanson-Fisher & Maguire, 1980). Similarly the ability to listen effectively is also fundamental to practice, as it allows the practitioner to ‘get the full picture’ (Eunson 2012). Without interpersonal skills, practitioners such as radiographers are less likely to establish the trust needed to provide quality outcomes (Halpern, 2003). This essay uses current research to determine the benefits of interpersonal skills and significance to medical practitioners.
The nursing profession is a career choice for many who seek the opportunity to provide compassionate care to people in need. Nurses are held to a higher standard of practice because nurses are frequently thought of as genuine, caring people who want what is best for their patient. However, ethical issues arise daily in healthcare, and oftentimes nurses are at the center of an ethical dilemma. When a nurse is questioned on ethical issues, it tends to give a negative connotation to the profession as a whole. Therefore, the code of ethics for nursing practice was established to provide standards of care for addressing patient safety, privacy, and dignity, as well as protect one’s rights as a human being (Hutchinson, Shedlin, Gallo, Krainovich-Miller,