This translates to the fact that physicians would not be able to end life without some law process, and these law processes could not be concluded without some form of consent from the patient. Therefore, the physician would be unable to intervene on his own accord without breaking a law. Because of the nature of our political system, these questions of morality become restated in terms of people’s rights (Kass 1). The intervention by physicians would also breach individuals right to “life”. Even if the patient were to be considered mentally incapacitated, the fourteenth amendment also prevents the government from denying people equal protection of the laws (Kass 1-2) Although this gives people the complete right to determine how they live, as a logic... ... middle of paper ... ... to request it themselves.
Abraham Cherrix is a 16-year-old boy from Chincoteague, Virginia. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and finished one round of chemotherapy. It left him very weak and just about killed him (Moore, 2006). When it reappeared in February, Abraham decided that he did not want to do another round chemotherapy. With Hodgkin’s disease having an 85% survival rate the doctors told Abraham that a second round of chemo would be the most effective in killing the disease.
However in dire cases, ethical questions need to be raised regarding the patient’s mental capacity and legal competence. In particular cases concerning minor patients, where mental capacity is accounted for, parents should not have the dominant opinion about how their child wants to receive surgery based on their own personal beliefs. The hospital was presented with a difficult decision to make concerning a particular case involving a minor Jehovah Witness. A fifteen year old girl was brought in to the emergency room after being the subject of an automobile accident. There are four options the doctor can consider: refusal of the surgery, perform the surgery without blood considering the parent’s wishes, perform the surgery with blood respecting the decision of the patient, or complete the surgery with blood and do not inform the parents.
Doctors have a responsibility to warn patients who are threaten bodily harm people. Doctor-patient confidentiality is not absolute. Doctors must disclose personal information, it is clearly in the interests of the patient. Doctors can not pass moral judgment; they are here just to make sure your child has the best preventive care possible. Please note that when it comes to
She believes the research is immoral and should not be researched by scientists. Most people who oppose embryonic stem cell research are religious because they believe killing an embryo is immoral. However, embryonic stem cell research is for a good cause to someday cure many diseases, and Mona Charen should support embryonic stem cell research. Embryonic stem cell research gives hope to millions of Americans who have diabetes and many other types of diseases of looking for a cure. Mona Charen has a ten year old son that suffers from diabetes and should support embryonic stem cell research.
A parent might be required to undergo lifesaving treatment if there is a compelling state interest in protecting the welfare of a child from being deprived of his needed caretaker. 4. Suicide attempts which result in life-threatening injuries may require lifesaving treatment which is given without requiring the patient's consent. 5. Rejection of lifesaving medical care is not legally equivalent to suicide because in those cases decided by the court none of the patients had a specific intent to cause his own death, but simply to accept the consequences of the life-threatening illness, "to let nature take its course" rather than undergo the burden of treatment.
In health care, there are often times when the medical team and the patient disagree on the plan of care, but in pediatric health care, this becomes even more complex. This is because there are times where the decision made by the parents is deemed inappropriate by the health care team. What do you do if, as the caregiver, you do not agree with the decisions made for your patient by their surrogate decision-maker? It can be assumed that in most cases, parents only want what is best for their children. Research demonstrates, however, that parents do not always serve as the best voice for their child who is suffering, especially when the child is nearing the end of life.
If someone could then tell you that a vaccine could prevent a majority of cervical cancer for your child later on in life, then that is a pretty big deal. This vaccine also prevents contraction of the STD and its genital warts.” (Flores, Joey). This medical professional is in the majority with the consensus of her peers, but it seems that there is still a low vaccination rate, even 10 years after the vaccine was approved. According to a 2014 study conducted by the CDC, there is still an overwhelming amount of concern among parents. The main reasons for concern documented are lack of knowledge, feeling that the vaccine was not needed or unnecessary, safety/side effect concerns, not being recommended by the child’s physician, and the child not being sexually active at the current
A stem cell is a cell that can go on to become, basically, a different cell. What this means is that a stem cell isn’t programmed specifically to a job in the body, so with that the stem cell could be used to cure a sickness or a disease. Using the stem cell treatment two Minneapolis brothers receive a second chance to live a normal life like normal little boys without their fatal genetic disease (RDEB). However, it appears to be that stem cell treatment doesn’t cure all patients. A woman had died from cardiac after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for treatment of systemic sclerosis (Ssc).
Recent research has proven that his evidence is not credible and there is no correlation between vaccine shots and Autism. Many parents are still convinced that immunizations cause Autism since Andrew Wakefield published the article stating this theory. He has since been discredited and it was recently discovered that the article described false evidence. It is crucial to trust the medical claim that there is not a connection between Autism and immunization shots and continue to protect ourselves and our children from these life-threatening diseases such as Measles, Chicken Pox and Pertussis. The death rate from Measles, Chicken Pox and Pertussis was much higher prior to 1930, when immunizations were discovered and children were inoculated with the anti-virus shot.