As the proxy, it is the most ethical decision to keep any information not directly relevant to the situation at hand completely private. According to consequentialism, you must act to maximize the happiness and minimize pain involved with a behavior - you may make family members happy by answering their long wondered about questions regarding the patient, but the harm you do to the patient themselves far outweighs the happiness created.
But in Donald’s case it was the total opposite. He went to the hospital with his mind already made up to die, which goes against what the doctors have being taught to do, and the principle of beneficence. The doctors decided to reject his autonomy because they knew he had an immense possibility of having a happy live and not just simply acting in a paternalistic way. In the end the doctors decisions was the right choice, when Donald stated, “I am enjoying life now, and I’m glad to be alive” (Munson6). Which proves that the doctors knew what they were doing, even though his autonomy might have being rejected; at the end it turned out to be a greater benefit to Donald because he was able to live again as a normal man.
It would be fair to point out that the cultural component related to the situation was not considered. In Chinese culture, explains Yam, Rossiter, & Cheung (2001), all wishes from the family must be respected since the family is the center of Chinese culture (p.652). The medical staff assigned to Ting tried to place her in palliative care. A deeper observation shows that instead of finding other solutions to the problem they should’ve treated the root cause, which was the parent’s lack of understanding and resources, coupled with a language barrier and cultural beliefs. Although Ting was considered first by the medical staff under code two, Relationship with Patients, their initial support for the parent’s decision and their inability to create a trusting relationship became a barrier when Ting became ill. “Code two calls for the consideration of culture, religion, gender, and primary language to be taken into account when planning patient-centered care” (ANA, 2001, p.18).
It might be utmost important to the doctor to know whether killing his or her patient is active or passive, deliberate or just expected, but this matters less to the patient. The patient might consider it as their death is according to their well but the patient 's standpoint that is utmost vital. I also believe that the firmness of the deontological view reckonings against its plausibility. It therefore censures the terms like suicide, euthanasia, murder and abortion. According to moral right, as the patient and the doctor agree, it should be carry out, without considering the negative impact on the relative and this is not right.
Since nursing homes tend to provide care to a vulnerable population they can be taken advantage of, overlooked or mistreated by staff and with residents potentially underreporting these incidents due to fear of retaliation by staff identifies this as significant ethical issues among nursing homes. The use of restraints that restricts a resident, whether physical or chemical applies to the ethical considerations within a nursing home as it not only impacts the resident, it can affect staff members and other resident’s safety. There is always the conflict between providing the resident with a fair amount of decisions regarding their activities of daily living, special accommodations, and independence. However, there is also the reflective issue of whether these freedoms impact the safety and the ability to comply with the institution's policy and how they are handled to deliver ethically appropriate customer service to those
He explains that although he shouldn’t be defending him, he does it for Scout and Jem. His main reason to defend him is because he wants to prove his role as a lawyer and as a father. He says, “I could never ask you to mind me again” (Lee 100) to Scout because if he doesn’t stay loyal and respectful as a lawyer, he can’t display a good role model for her and Jem. Atticus is a honorable lawyer and father who stays true to his duties no matter what they are. Mrs. Dubose presents bravery for living through a disease.
He knows that it is morally wrong to steal someone else’s property. He thinks that his wife is worth saving and that he would face the consequences later. He hopes that the judge would feel sorry for him and he would not be sent to jail but that he would have to make restitution to the druggist for the medication he had stolen. Alesia, the female subject, said that she would not steal the medicine. She said that she would consider borrowing a loan from a bank or friend/ family member to pay for the medication.
We see that the support of family is so important that it can even replace the treatment to some extent. We know that there still remain plenty of problems that are beyond medical standers. We also become aware of the drawback of the medical system. That is lack of the quality of the treat process. As is known to all, spinocerebellar ataxia is hard to cure and patients who suffer from this kind of disease will go through enormous pressure.
This act displays her free will because she could have easily denied performing the gesture in order to save herself. However, Antigone confirms her actions and accepts the consequences of it because she believes what she has done is right. Additionally, Haemon, Antigone’s betrothed, chooses to side with her rather than his own father, whom he has great respect for. In Scene 3 of Antigone Haemon tells his father, “You are not in a position to know everything. That people say or do, or what they feel.” He begins to rebel against Creon because he believes what his father is doing is not right; therefore, he has the ability to resist his will, similar to
She also knows how impatient I and how “high maintenance” I can be and just him being patient would only benefit himself. The last thing my mom would want in a guy is he has to be respectful because if he doesn’t treat me right then she will automatically dislike him. She believes that if I’m not being treated right or any girl/women that she needs to leave him because it’s not right. For my dad he’s a very strict person and if he doesn’t like you he will make sure you know. The first thing that he would like in a guy would be he has to be strong.
When referring to the scenario Mr. Michael Grigio (See Appendix A), the primary issue is that Michael and his family has conflicting emotions towards the results of the test and diagnosis. It is an ethical problem because Amir’s morals conflict with the family’s ethical views. In this situation Amir has to decide whether or not he wants to tell Michael the truth. In order to provide a response we can use relational ethics. The ethical issue at hand is whether the nurse should respect the family’s wishes or disclose the truth to the patient.
The sports editor’s claimants are Arthur and his family, the public, his job, as well as his profession as a journalist. He is obligated to Arthur because he has a lot of power to hurt him by revealing such private matters. Thus he is obligated on the basis of non-injury when it comes to not harming Arthur and his family. He could derail Arthur’s focused fight for human rights by making people focus on his disease. He would put Ashe in a difficult position where he’d have to consider lying to protect his family’s privacy or revealing information he doesn’t want revealed.