Ethical Dilemmas In Healthcare

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Ethical dilemmas are a big part of healthcare, and specifically EMS. It is probable that you will encounter an ethical dilemma at some point in your career, and I think that you need to be equipped properly to deal with this inevitability. Most systems for solving ethical dilemmas follow the same model, roughly, and try and adhere to a policy of “most benefit, least harm”, or, “no harm no foul”. There is no problem with this, however, in a healthcare setting, we often must leave emotion, and sometimes patient preference out of the equation due to laws, protocols, and to protect ourselves, even more so today I think with the way our society is trending towards more and more litigious behavior. When you encounter an ethical dilemma, you should
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