Professionals should tell patients about the costs of tests to be transparent. No doubt, testing, and screening are costly, and some may be labeled preventive care that isn’t covered by insurance may not pay for. Further testing may be better to establish a diagnosis. Repeated testing may be overwhelming to patients, but it’s preferable to giving a wrong diagnosis. In the video of the story of HELA, the ethical barriers are portrayed because Henry’s family was confused by the language health professionals used.
Healthcare professionals should have a clear understanding from the beginning of their jobs to provide care that is catered to their patient’s needs and does no harm to their patient, yet some caretakers tend to walk the fine line between what is ethical and what is convenient. In Carolyn Buppert’s article, “Can I Prescribe for My Elderly Father?”, Buppert describes a situation involving nurse practitioners prescribing medications to family members for different reasons; nevertheless, this is a violation of the principle of justice because it is against the law to provide medications to family members without proper medical documentation (citation). Not only do ethical situations arise within the professional standpoint but also most workers who do not have day to day contact with patients do not realize that they must also provide care that follows the four principles. For instance, a chef that prepares the meals for the patients may not realize that the principle of nonmaleficence affects them, but if they were to prepare a meal that consists of nuts for a patient who has a known nut allergy, then they would be causing harm to the patient. Although the chef may not have been aware of the allergy, it is still could affect the treatment given to the patient if he or she has a reaction to the food.
The issue here is the social worker, though now aware of a major factor in the unhappiness of the Barnes’ marriage, must continue to provide counseling services to both Mrs. And Mr. Barnes – this possess a conflict of interest. Both of the Barnes’ will expect the social worker to be loyal to their side of the
Patients understanding about cancer means "death" and most likely need to hide the diagnoses to them.. "It 's very unpleasant to tell the patient that they have a terminal illness. One can understand why most doctors and nurses neglect this duty" (Varga,1980). Few things need to consider when telling to patients and patients family with regards to their prognosis like patients reactions or emotions and even financial resource. Health care professional are expected to give the detailed information to their client whether it is desirable or undesirable news. But on the other hand, they need consider whether telling truth would help or make situations more worst.
Allen Verhey raises different and valid points that scripture is to be read as a canon. However, he also makes an argument that scripture should not be treated as a “medical text.” Elaborating on this idea, it does suggest that it might be purely fundamental way of thought and attitude, if one used scripture for one’s personal and selfish purpose or even took the scripture literal. It is noteworthy to read that Verhey also states about treating scripture as “dated” with respect to the medical practice in the contemporary context, is a “corruption of the practice.” This is true especially when the readers of scripture, which can be a non-believer, or in other contexts, Christians themselves can consider scripture to be a piece of text that
“…With his hand on the open Bible, of the sacred truths of our religion, and of saint-like lives and triumphant deaths…dreaded lest the roof should thunder down upon the grey blasphemer and his hearers.” (Young). His response was just, but it wasn’t more reasonable than Mr. Chiu’s
Social workers take on key responsibilities that should ultimately serve their clients' best interests, however, as in any human services profession, social workers may face a number of ethical dilemmas relating to religious, personal or even cultural views. For example, there are certain religious or moral values that a social worker may hold regarding abortion. They may then be faced with ethical conflict when trying to assist a client who gets pregnant and wishes to have an abortion when they don't believe in abortion. Another example could be a service user who tells the social worker in confidence that they have stopped taking their medication in order to pursue a herbal remedy path as its more in line with their beliefs. Conflict
Justice Clark’s dissent emphasized the importance of confidentiality: “Until today’s majority opinion, both legal and medical authorities have agreed that confidentiality is essential to effectively treat the mentally ill and that imposing a duty on doctors to disclose patient threats to potential victims would greatly impair treatment” (Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California, 1976, p. 20). If patients are unable to trust their therapist completely, then it is likely that they will not be as open during their sessions, which will make it difficult for the therapist to accurately diagnose and treat the patients. The decision by the court places the therapist in a difficult position. A therapist could utilize the ethical principle of beneficence, defined as acting in ways that benefit another and prevents harm, in determining the best way to act to benefit both the patient and protect the third party. Per the ruling of the court, “when a therapist determines, or pursuant to the standards of his profession should determine, that his patient presents a serious danger of violence to another,” he is required to warn the victim of that “danger” (Felthous, 2006, p. 339).
In the first section, Kalanithi uses analysis to look at the moral aspect of operating on patients. He says that he needs to learn the identity and the wishes of his patients so he can have more respect to them as he operates on their brains and could take one of those away from the patient. He sympathises with other medical professionals by saying “Those burdens are what makes medicine holy and wholly impossible: in taking up another’s cross, one must sometimes get crushed by the weight” (98). The word play he employs adds to the effect of how serious it is to operate on someone and know a doctor might take a person 's identity away if the are a millimeter away from where they were suppose to cut. In more than one occasion, he uses process to explain his steps of feelings.
We could not deny that one of the factors affecting the treatment of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is their refusal of blood transfusion. They have very deep convictions against the blood transfusion. This Christian sect was founded in 1872 by Charles Russell in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in which their members’ have a strong stance on blood transfusion which derived from their interpretation of Genesis 9 and Leviticus 17 to “not eat from the bread of life,” as well as the verses in Acts 15:20, Acts 21:25 to “abstain from blood products”, regardless of the possibility of death. For Jehovah’s Witnesses, any form of receiving blood products could lead to their excommunication & eternal
Mike’s Voice in his Cancer Treatment Nurses will frequently be put into situations where they are left to determine if they should respect the client’s wishes when these wishes conflict with medically ordered care. “Ethical dilemmas occur when there are conflicting moral claims” (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014, p. 527). Ethical dilemmas help shape nurses by requiring them to think critically about situations and determine the appropriate decision in order to create the best outcome for their patient. It requires them to have moral courage to stand up for what they believe is most safe and ethical in patient care (Murray, 2010). Not only do such dilemmas strengthen their professional thought processes but also reinforces all of their personal and professional values.
Religion is of great importance to many Americans, and many take pride in their beliefs and faith; however, sadly, religion can also arouse setbacks and conflicts. Many cases in today’s society have fallen under this problem, and their resolution is not always simple, as many factors are involved, such as public opinions and legal, constitutional rights. One of these cases has been the Vanderbilt case, where the Christian Legal Society (CLS) was prohibited from incorporating certain phrases, such as, “the group’s leaders should believe in the bible and in Jesus Christ as their lord and savior” (Paulsen), in their club’s Constitution. It also interdicted the club’s leaders from “lead[ing] Bible studies, prayer and worship” ("Vanderbilt University:
Just to show you how silly this argument is heres some quotes from the bible Leviticus 19:27 states: “Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard”. so according to “god” anyone who cuts their hair or shaves will go to hell. this makes Bryan a hypocrite and according to his beliefs he should be put on trial. This is why church and state must be separated. if everyone were forced to believe in one religion then we may never figure out the mysteries of the universe and human