Ray Chang's Beliefs

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The first principle in the American Medical Association gives Ray the right to provide respectful and sympathetic care towards his patients (American Medical Association), but not in a way that proselytize his ideals on Mr. Chang. He is to provide care for healing or treatment that is autonomous to Mr. Chang’s beliefs to the extent that Mr. Chang is competent and able to agree to treatment (Marco, 2003). In discussing Mr. Chang’s possible illness of alcoholism, Ray must focus on the disease in respect to the profession of medicine and the patient (Edge & Groves, 2006). His role as a practitioner is to educate Mr. Chang as best as practical on the circumstances and details of the illness. Ray must provide the best available options for treatment

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