DCD Case Study Imagine, for one moment, that you are faced with a medical emergency, and there is no one around to assist you. You manage to call the paramedics, and you are still alive when they get there, but they do nothing to try and save you, therefor causing your death. Is this an ethical violation? What about what happens to you after your death? These are some issues that I would like to discuss in this essay. I will present to you the ethical issues of a doctor or medical personnel’s responsibility to the patient, the idea of permanence, and the issue of informed consent when it comes to life saving maneuvers, and organ donation. Organ donation is a program that performs a great service for the recipients of said organs, but has been causing some issues with obtaining the organs. Due to the lack of organs available, the medical community is trying to change the definition of death so that more people could possibly become organ donors. The problem with redefining death in this manner is that it raises the question of whether the doctors would then work as hard as they could and use all of their skills to try and save you, or where they would have the right to stop treatment so that you may become an organ donor. While this seems like a ridiculous idea to entertain, since it is unethical to not do everything within your capabilities to save a patient, these things do happen. The only way that a doctor would not be obligated to use all of their skill to save you would be if there were an advanced directive document in place specifically stating the patient’s wishes. If a patient doesn’t wish to be resuscitated, then the doctor has no obligation to try and save them. He is then free to approach next of kin to ask for the donation of organs if there has been no preference stated in any previous legal document. If there is no advanced directive, then the doctor has an ethical obligation to perform all life-saving procedures available. The reason that the doctors obligation is in question at all, is that the standard for organ donation has always been when an individual is brain dead, they are then eligible donors. By changing to cardiac death, this would allow more patients to become donors, as there are an untold amount of deaths that involve cardiac death before or concurrent with brain death. This leads to the issue of permanence. If a person is brain dead, there will never be a recovery for the patient. If a person is in cardiac arrest, then it might be possible to start the heart again with the use of CPR. When a brain is dead, it is permanently dead. When a cardiac death occurs, there is always the possibility that it can be reversed. This is also a major basis in the ethical issue of if the heart were truly dead, or permanently dead, then it would be ineligible for transplant to an organ recipient, for if the heart can be restarted in another body, then it is clearly not permanently dead. Choosing not to try and reverse this condition in an emergency situation violates the ethical obligation that a doctor has to his patient. You could approach a family member or power of attorney for instructions, but studies have shown that only approximately a
injured individuals in a relatively painless ways for reasons of mercy…by taking less then complete medical measures to prolong life.” Euthanasia is legal in very few places around the world. In the United States, Oregon, Washington has legalized euthanasia as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Montana’s Supreme Court in 2010 determined that assisted suicide is considered a medical treatment. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are almost the same thing but they are also slightly different…
Being so diverse, there is a lot of room as to where exactly lawyers with a focus in medical issues can work (Lawyer 2015). The average salary for a medical lawyer starts at $150,881 a year and can be even more if the job is located inside the hospital. If the job is at a hospital, the lawyer’s job tasks tend to differ. This type of lawyer is there to defend the doctor instead of the patient (Medical 2015). Also this type of lawyer would be responsible for deciding patient settlements and even…
BUSINESS ETHICS AND CSR IN THE CONTEXT OF
In the 21st century of business, there are number of factors apart from the financial figures that play a vital role for the success story of the business corporations. These factors include the culture adopted by the business, philosophy of the management of the company, code of ethics and standards followed by business. The presence of all of these factors in the business’s ethical guidelines has a significant…
Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
Ethical issues of human enhancement technologies: Cyborg technology as the extension
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Chapter 1: Definitional and Historical Considerations and
Canada’s Mental Health System
His recent inability to maintain an erection when making love to his wife was the immediate reason for his seeking therapy
Brett didn’t have a happy childhood. His mother died suddenly when he was only 6 and for the next 10 yrs he lived either with his father or with a maternal aunt. His father drank heavily and the mans moods were extremely variable; he had even been hospitalized with…
Today management is needed in all types of organizations regardless of their size, at all organizations levels and in all work areas. Strategic management is an ongoing process of formulating strategies for the organization that bring profit to the organization and create harmony between organization and its environment. Thus, this paper is meant to study the strategic management of Chemical Company of Malaysia. There are involved in the strengths that the organization already possess…
Project Management Procurement and Ethics -
Considering value and how various stakeholders’ perceptions of value creation impacts on the success of the project: a product development case study
Managing projects for ‘value’ has been recognised as the most effective way to increase benefits in terms of a given investment (Thiry 2000). Bröring and Cloutier (2008) further extended this thought and proclaimed a buyer-seller relationship as the centre to value-creation…
utilities is NOT created?
a. place utility b. time utility c. form utility d. ownership utility
3. Which of the following must all organizations create in order to survive?
a. a variety of goods or services b. utility c. an environment of ethics and social consciousness d. advertising, salesmanship, and consumer-focused sales promotion
4. What is the want-satisfying power of a product called?
a. utility b. price c. buyer’s attraction d. function
5. What utility does Purolator…
The Demonic Era recap
-two main paths that can lead you to the devil? Temptation (choice), possession
Modern Day ‘Witch Hunts?’
-A witch hunt occurs any time a group of people persecutes another group unfairly, usually blaming that other group for larger problems, form of a socially constructed problem
-e.g. expansion of AIDS blaming on homosexuals, blaming unemployment rates on immigration
-early 1900s Chinese immigrants come to Canada to work on the railroads…
3. Form a hypothesis.
4. Perform one or more experiments and collect and sort data.
5. Analyze the data.
6. Interpret the data and make conclusions that point to a hypothesis.
7. Formulate a "final" or "finished" hypothesis.
• What is a theory?
1. A supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, esp. one based on general principles independent of the thing to be
• How to design an experiment?