What ethical grounds could ICU staff have for refusing, allowing her to die when she might live?
In such a case the physician's ethical obligations to promote the patient's welfare (beneficence) and not to hurt the patient (non-maleficence) might outweigh the obligation to respect the
Faber-Langendoen and Levy along with Kesavan Kutty, MACP. The session primarily consisted of two case studies, in which the physicians role-played ethical dilemmas, in some instances deliberately demonstrating unethical ... Another audience member
Hospitals are required by the Joint Commission to establish committees or consult services to address ethical dilemmas that come up in practice. ... Janet Colwell is a freelance writer in Miami. The ACP Ethics Manual includes a series of case studies on
However, is it a serious breach of ethical standards if, as in this case, there is no ongoing physician-patient relationship? ... violated ethical standards of professionalism.
a session on “Ethical Challenges: Confronting Dual Loyalties When Seeing Patients on Behalf of a Third Party.”. ... The ethical pressures on these hypothetical physicians only increased with the second case study.
Many if not most of these dilemmas involve shortcomings in preventive ethics, reflecting either inadequate communication with the patient, family member or other appropriate surrogate, or inadequate or unavailable documentation of ... From a preventive
Notably, there are no ethical or legal distinctions between withholding a treatment and withdrawing a previously consented treatment after it has been started. ... Another reason may be that the cardiologist and patient are unaware of the ethical and
A reader responded to September's column [“Son's plea to prolong life at any cost sparks ethical quandary, “ ACP Internist, September 2008].