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Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

   

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Running Head: Paper 2: Medical- Ethical dilemmaLegal and Ethical Issues in HealthcarePaper 2: Medical- Ethical dilemma

2Paper 2: Medical- Ethical dilemmaTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Discussion........................................................................................................................................31.Examination of case law.......................................................................................................32.Legal and ethical responsibilities..........................................................................................43.Negligence in abortion..........................................................................................................4Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................5Bibliography....................................................................................................................................6

3Paper 2: Medical- Ethical dilemmaIntroductionIntentional termination of pregnancy with use of medical or surgical devices seldom referred to as abortion was legalized in USA in the year 1973. The issue of abortion has resulted in causing mass segregation among citizens of USA. A practice of abortion is abomination that destroys social culture of a country by devaluating life’s sanctity. In order to go through an abortion, someethical dilemma arises as the women who receive abortion may have a long lasting emotional as well as physical side effect. After legalization of abortion, in year 1997 as much as 1,184,758 abortion cases were conducted legally (Dodge, Haider & Hacker, 2015)Practice of abortion plays a major role in declining moral value of society. However, it is definitely a loophole of society, due to which respect for life deteriorates. One of the main reasondue to which an unborn baby called fetus is aborted or dehumanize is detection of deformity. In most cases of abortion it is observed that when a medical personnel claims that offspring that will be born will have some deformity abortion is pursued. Deformity of a fetus or new offspringmay range from Down syndrome to Spinal Bifida and in such cases ethical dilemma take place (Edouard, 2017). Discussion1.Examination of case lawA case of ethical dilemma due to abortion was observed in case of Chris Kaposy which was reported in 2018, April 16. After ultrasound test of Kaposy’s wife, Jan, it was detected that there was some abnormality in the heart of fetus and some other abnormal genetic condition were detected as well. After a series of test, it was confirmed that this new offspring is truly affected by Down syndrome. Both the parents were offered with the option of abortion, although both the parents faced an ethical dilemma but since, Jan, Kaposy’s wife has already referred the baby as their child they rejected the option of abortion and after a few months their child was born. In initial days of diagnosis, both the parents faced serious ethical dilemma and according to the couple those days were hard for them. The couple faced ethical dilemma by considering future ofthe baby to be born and their own future. However, they accept the fact that their child to be born

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