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    The Ethical Decision-Making Model and Health Care

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    A. Uustal (1993) proposed a decision-making model that provides concrete steps in which to arrive at a morally acceptable solution when faced with an ethical dilemma. What type of an ethical dilemma can you give me or have you encountered in the clinical setting? How can the decision-making model identified by Uustal be applied to this situation? Be specific when describing each of the nine steps.

    B. What role do ethics committees have in assisting the health care team to arrive at the best course of action, given an ethical dilemma? How does the presence or absence of an ethics committee in a health care setting influence the care provided at the client's bedside?

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    I have encountered an ethical dilemma in which I had to make the decision as to whether or not it would be proper for me to break patient confidentiality, in order to ensure the patient received the treatment that they so desperately needed, and the decision-making model can be applied to this situation, due to the fact that it would help me to arrive at the decision that would be in the best interest of the client in the most efficient manner possible. In step one of my decision-making process, I identified my clear objective of ensuring that the patient received the medical treatment that they needed in expeditious and ...

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    This solution discusses nine steps for making decisions and the role ethics committees play in assisting this decision making process in 424 words.

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