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Health Care Ethics

A case of an ethical dilemma in the doctor-patient relationship is presented. It poses questions on undesirable options in a healthcare situation when a doctor has to decide between treating a patient and preventing harm to others.

An ethical dilemma is one in which you are forced to choose between two or more morally acceptable courses of action that have different consequences (that may be negative, or by choosing one path over the other you eliminate options for future care), or being forced to select between two or more equally undesirable options. Pl

Practitioners personal value systems may differ from that of the ethics system for their chosen profession. Please describe a scenario that might occur in your everyday chiropractic or acupuncture office setting?

Practitioners personal value systems may differ from that of the ethics system for their chosen profession. Can you identify a scenario that might create a conflict between a practioner's personal values and the generally accepted values of the profession they have chosen? For example, the practitioner is an MD who is a very st

7 Health questions

A 20-year-old male patient arrives at a Level One Trauma emergency facility (capable of caring for virtually any emergency). The patient has multiple gunshot wounds and has lost a lot of blood. Examination and stabilization begin immediately, with an emergency room staff physician and several nurses involved. The patient is tran

What ethical dilemmas surround surrogacy and the donation of egg and/or sperm?

Paper that addresses the following ethical issues surrounding assisted reproduction: (1) What ethical dilemmas surround surrogacy and the donation of egg and/or sperm? Because surrogates are paid, is this a practice that exploits the poor, such as surrogate mothers in India? Why or why not? (2) Due to the high cost of fer

Technological Instructional Methods for Enhanced Learning

You have been assigned to teach a group of students about a topic related to models of behavior change. The students within this group display learning styles that include visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Compare two technological instructional methods or materials for this topic and this group of students in their abilities to

Case of Informed Consent: Mrs. Sparza

Mrs. Sparza, a 70 year old grandmother with little English skills, is scheduled for surgery of her right eye. Upon entry to the hospital, she and her son review the general admission documents and Mrs. Sparza signs them all. Mrs. Sparza also completed and executed a durable power of attorney for health care. Mrs. Sparza ident

Health questions

1.How in your opinion has information technology affected the role and function of healthcare providers? How has it proved to be both an enabler and an impediment in providing services? Support your answer by giving examples. 2.From your experience or reading, do you believe that all patients receive access to the same qualit

Working for and Dealing with Unethical Organizations

You have worked for several weeks for St. Whocares' Hospital. You learn, accidentally, that the organization has been conducting research that you oppose because of your ethical and/or moral values. How would you respond?

discuss the ethical implications of cloning and stem cell research. Be sure to identify and discuss applicable state and federal laws/regulations as well as ethical theories and principles

The Ultimate Goal of the Session Long Project is to identify and evaluate the ethical principles used in resolving ethical dilemmas, and identify specific ethical issues that may have sociological, economic, legal or political implications. discuss the ethical implications of cloning and stem cell research. Be sure to id

Ethical Issue Facing Health Care Paper.

Find a current issue in a newspaper, magazine, or journal article relating to the objectives for the week, or related to your research ethics paper. Write a paper that discusses the following: a. Describe the issue and the population it most impacts b. Identify any proposed solutions to issue c. Describe how

Ethics and Patient Care

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?

Addressing Educated Patient Concerns

Moral and ethical issues underlie provider/patient relationships and the difficult decisions resulting from the vast increase in treatment options are now in the domains of law, politics, journalism, health institution administrations, and the public. How do you adequately address the concerns of a patient "armed" with reams of

Pro-Choice Abortion Debate

Using somewhere between 1200-1400 words write a explanation/arqument for each item. Each item SHOULD NOT be 1200-1400 words but when you add them all together be somewhere in this range when done. Please included references if used. Pro-Choice: Mother's reserving the right to terminate a pregnancy . Critical to wome

Performance Measures for Fiscal Solvency

Within health care organizations, numerous performance measures are used to determine fiscal solvency. What are these measures and are these performance measures applied equally across all clinical programs and services?


You are a bachelor level human services professional working as a therapeutic aide (mental health technician) in a community mental health center where you have a client who is 17. He reveals that he has a baby on the way with his current girlfriend; he asks you not to tell his parents about this. He lives with his parents and

Limited Resources and Quality Health Care

How do you deal with limited resources when you are responsible for providing quality care and for meeting regulatory or legislative standards, guidelines, or goals? What strategies do you use to respond to competing objectives and conflicting priorities in highly regulated environments.

Quality Assurance is defined

Quality Assurance focuses on identifying exceptionally poor care - based on the "Bad Apple Theory," and based on the presumption that the best way to ensure quality was to identify the bad apples and remove or rehabilitate them. Is this the best way? What will this ultimately do to patient care?

Health Care in America

(1) Evaluate at least two different historical perspectives on the delivery of health care in America. How has technology and the lack of developing technology affected these perspectives? (2) Compare and contrast two technological advances that have affected health care delivery in America. (3) How have these changing tec

Future of Healthcare.

1. How has the role of government changed in the U.S. health care system, and what future trends in government involvement do you anticipate? 2. Describe the differences in health care systems for the middle class, the poor, and the elderly. 3. How is health affected by behaviors, economics, and social structure? 4. Des

Patient Satisfaction Outcomes

Could someone please help with describing two approaches or indicators to measuring patient outcomes. Measuring the quality of care is essential to being able to identify which areas of patient care need improvement. A positive patient outcome is one measure of quality. What role do health care workers play in determining quali

Ethics and Legal Issues in Healthcare Organizational Policy

In your next manager meeting you will be discussing the following topic. Write down your position on this issue so you are ready for the meeting: a. Healthcare organizations should get rid of employees that do not match their organizational culture. b. In your answer discuss any potential legal or ethical issues that might

Consent to terminate care

Discuss the ethical implications of the Terri Schiavo case. Be sure to identify and discuss competing rights and interests as well as applicable ethical theories and principles. Also, discuss the right of the husband versus her parents in the context of consent to terminate care.

Reproductive Rights, Assisted Reproductive Technology

By now we are all have some familiarity with the case of Nadya Suleman who, in January 2009, gave birth to octuplets at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Bellflower, California. When news of the birth first came out there was great excitement and anticipation about the mother and the family. As more information surfaced about th

The Ethics of the Human Geome Project and Cloning

Please respond to the following scenario. Provide a brief answer with your opinion on the matter. The year is 2012 and as a result, of The Human Genome Project and others, cloning of human beings is possible. You have taken a strong stand that generalized cloning of human beings is ethically and morally wrong. Unfortunately,

Ethical Decision Making: Ethical Theories and Principles

Consider Alex, an x-ray technology student who has never performed procedures on emergency room patients. As part of his training Alex is rotating through the emergency room and has been asked to take x-rays of the head and neck of an alert yet seriously injured patient Mr. Hanson. The x-ray supervisor/instructor, Ms. Dubois,

Ethics are debated.

Some believe that ethics is "saying and doing what is right - at the time." Some believe in "eternal ethics" - which holds that regardless of time and place, conduct and behavior is either ethical or unethical. What do you think? Which do you agree with?