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Mr Simpson Flu Shot Case Study

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In the Mr. Simpson flu shot case it all comes down to if it’s the right answer to get the shot from the doctors. Sometimes we may think that it’s the right answer to do something while it could affect us later by being the wrong choice to make. Mr. Simpson has weak lungs and if he gets the flu then it could potentially kill him. At the same time, if he does get the flu shot it’s a 50/50 chance that it may not protect him from the flu. Mr. Simpson family and doctors think it’s the best to get the flu shot because it could save his life. Mr. Simpson does not want the flu shot no matter what the consequences or actions that may be done onto him, in other words, he rather die than get the flu shot. Mr. Simpson is not technically making the right long-term decision; he can take care of…show more content…
If anyone disobeys his decisions then it would be a result of being unethical. Every intent of bioethics is the right to live one’s life the way they see fit, forcing Mr. Simpson to get the flu shot would not be right and lying to him about a placebo drug would not be right neither. Both of those options would be the wrong way to handle the situation. We could handle it in an autonomy way meaning that anyone have the right to make decisions without being interfered with their decisions. Everyone have their own right to make informed decisions, for example, their health. With that being said Mr. Simpson is not a child and he has lived a long life. His lung problems face him with a short end to his life so if he does not want to live the rest of his life then we cannot force him. He knows if he takes the shots that there will be risk because of his lung problem. The flu shot could end his life instantly, and he feels that the shot is no better than not taking it at all. To him the chances of him dying will happen if he wants it to or
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