(Friedrichsen et al., 2011) Telling the truth and destroying patient’s hope is sensitive task for health professionals. However, clinicians prefer full disclosure eve if this process is painful to the patients. They consider it ethical and necessary because patients will be able to face the truth and decide how to cope with it, however, patient have rights to know or not to know. (Friedrichsen et al.,
Gress’s statement. Utilizing the principle of nonmaleficence, it is clear that not telling the patient may present itself to be harmful to them as it denies them full disclosure of their health status, even if what their doctor relays is not the best news or was not acquired at the request of the patient. Thus, if Dr. Gress informed his patients that they had the APOe gene, they would know their future health risks and could prepare for them should the test results actualize one day. Also, if the patient chooses to reproduce they will be able to inform their children that they might be at risk as well. Instead of withholding serious information from these patients, Dr. Gress should have helped provide them with the resources they needed to change their life in a way that proved most beneficial to those who may develop Alzheimer’s and refer them to others who could help them deal with this new information throughout their lives.
Potential Ethical Dilemma: Health-care practice often encountered by an ethical dilemma of who is responsible for making the end-of-life decisions for the patient. Jamilah's case study presented many ethical conflicts; however, three major ethical dilemmas to consider: The lack of an advance directives, communication barriers, and the decision to provide comfort care based on the request of one son. Advance directives are critical documents to secure while a person is healthy so that their wishes are known to everyone. Bashir has no legal grounds to make medical decisions for his mother. He is a contact person listed by the Extended Care Facility.
Before he can connect his daughter’s story to his message, he must gain the reader’s trust. Without proving that he has sophisticated knowledge regarding the topic, the reader would not heavily consider the arguments Gopnik sets forth. The author asserts, “I was concerned, though, that Charlie Ravioli might also be the sign of some ‘trauma,’ some loneliness in Olivia’s life reflected in an imaginary form” (Gopnik 2). The author provides the reader with an ample amount of information to infer that Mr. Ravioli is Olivia’s interpretation of the environment around her. The reader can also tell that the speaker’s account of events are impartial, for he is Olivia’s father.
They have to balance between the respect for the patient’s belief and their own commitment to promote and protect a patient’s life. “Many health care professionals have strong moral difficulty in respecting the Jehovah’s Witness position. The conflict lies in two area: values and world view.” (Galanti, G. 2015, p.
From time to time, social work practitioners face different challenges and one of such example is being confronted with ethical dilemmas. An ethical dilemma is defined as “when the social worker sees himself or herself as facing a choice between two equally unwelcoming alternatives, which may involve a conflict of moral values, and it is not clear which choice will be the right one” (Banks, 2012). Ethical dilemmas can occur in the context of either client or organisational-related conflict situations at work. The first ethical dilemma is when the patient refuses medical treatment and services because he or she would not accept that there is any problem. The dilemma lies in how the social work practitioner would respect the patient’s autonomy and determining whether the patient is competent.
I can’t live one way in town and another way in my home” (Lee 367). Atticus is willing to put Jem on trial in order to teach his children that lies will only lead to disloyalty and deception. He does not want disloyalty to run through the family, so, when the time comes, he sets an example by telling the truth. No secrets or lies to hide from himself, his family, or the townspeople. Jones supports Atticus’s honest nature by saying that, “Reflection gives us humility, forces us to confront our own frailties and limitations; and compassion helps us love…”(Jones 152-153).
Letting the client know that it is okay to talk about his issues and problems as it is a healthy way for healing. To let the client know that cultural teaching can be hard to adjust or tweak, but there are times when they might be necessary. The therapist would need to be careful in respecting the cultural difference though whereas not to shut down the client and also show no disrespect. The possible therapy techniques that might be beneficial here would be a combination of narrative and Structural. Kong might need a plan, since his son was taking care of many of his basis needs and Kong is aged, have the client talk it out, yet propose steps that can assist in goals for the
Beneficence means that nurses should value patient’s autonomy, also to do good and always act in the greatest advantage of the patient. Based on Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, “Value Statement 4: Respect and preserve clients’ privacy and dignity” that nurses should prevent or resolve any situation in which patients are not given privacy or dignity. Furthermore, render correct care to support an honorable and peaceful passing in situations where life can no longer be continued. For this situation, beneficence should be well-thought-out by the nurses as informing Mr. Ahmad about his condition may let him accomplish his unfinished task of his life. Besides, it may help in feeling more peaceful and reduce his doubts; therefore, being aware of his condition could have been helped him in numerous ways.
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.