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    Late night in the ER at St. Whocare's - an elderly person presents himself and requests service. What ethical principles must guide your practice with dealing with an elderly person with suicidal ideation, severe pain and the potential for an immediate amputation?

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    In dealing with any individual who seeks treatment at a healthcare facility, the first principle to consider is that one must follow the policies and procedures of the facility relating to the patient admission process. In the case of the elderly individual above, although he has some physical/medical complaints, I would first need to conduct a ...

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    How to deal with acutely distressed patients in an ethical manner is determined.