Medical Ethics Questions and Answers

Medical Ethics

In the case of informed consent, the physician is responsible for educating the patient on a variety of factors prior to administering any medical treatment. This requires telling the patient about...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2018 4:33 pm UTC

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As in any medical field, the potential for ethical dilemmas exists in dentistry. In the end, it all boils down to the ability of the practitioner to discern right from wrong and act accordingly....

Latest answer posted June 1, 2020 11:38 pm UTC

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Health care professionals can apply ethical wisdom to navigate decisions, actions, and conversations regarding the health care of an individual, particularly under unclear healthcare rules and...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2020 8:18 pm UTC

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The healthcare industry is inseparable from the justice system, both civil and criminal. Doctors and nurses are humans and, as such, are fallible. They make mistakes. Those mistakes might involve a...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2018 8:30 pm UTC

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Autonomy means that an individual is self-governing, or that they are able to make their own choices without being controlled by anyone else. In healthcare, this would mean that the individual...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2012 10:23 pm UTC

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The hospital setting can put doctors in situations in which the ethical choice is not always clear. To help healthcare providers try and make the ethical decision, hospitals should provide several...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2020 1:35 pm UTC

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In her book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, medical ethicist and journalist Harriet A. Washington describes the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2020 3:09 am UTC

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Patient rights are a controlling force in how health care workers should interact with patients though in real life it doesn't always happen that way. Privacy is a patient right which means that...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2012 3:36 pm UTC

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COVID-19 has created a lot of problems in many different areas of our life. When looking at the ethical dilemmas with regard to the healthcare system, you might want to point out first of all that...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2020 6:58 am UTC

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There is no one “hospital policy” pertaining to the process whereby hospital administrators determine which among multiple patients receive priority for treatment or for available space. Medical...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2014 8:28 pm UTC

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Many different factors are involved in ethical decision making in health care. The first major issue is that one must take into account all the people who may be affected by decisions. First, one...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2012 5:29 am UTC

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In a September 2012 article published in The New England Journal of Medicine titled “Recognizing Conscience in Abortion Provision,” Dr. Lisa H. Harris argues that the provision of abortion care is...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2020 6:39 pm UTC

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I would first recommend a more indirect approach. The provider could offer their gratitude for the man's knowledge of the female patient's health concerns and then specifically direct more...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2020 1:56 am UTC

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The problem here is that analyzing the utilitarian calculus of happiness in this case depends on an assumption about Patient X, the person in the vegetative state. The problem is that persistent...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016 7:30 am UTC

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You did not include a link to the article that you mention. I believe that the link below is the correct link. I am answering this question with regard to that article. Although I am somewhat...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2013 10:07 pm UTC

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I would not stand against the concept of internal review. I think it is necessary for any profession. Yet, if I were to identify a major detriment of a Health Care Ethics Committee it would be...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2012 2:48 am UTC

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The primary moral question arising from reproductive cloning is, as litteacher suggests, the viability or disposability of the human being thus cloned. As we saw when Dolly was disclosed to the...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2012 9:17 pm UTC

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This question of the medical ethics, "a system of moral principles which applies values and judgments" to organ donation, is going to become more important as America ages. Autonomy is the...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2012 1:50 pm UTC

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Mark Wicclair’s article “Pharmacies, Pharmacists, and Conscientious Objection” wrestles with an important topic in the field of pharmaceutical medicine: pharmacists’ objections to writing certain...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2020 5:49 pm UTC

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As with so much from the Classical setting, the conditions in which the Hippocratic Oath was conceived in Greece are fundamentally different from what the modern doctor faces. The presence of...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2012 1:30 am UTC

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