Bio-ethical Situation Assignment | Legal and Ethical Issue in Healthcare

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Running head:Paper 1: Bio-ethical situationLegal and Ethical Issues in Health CarePaper 1: Bio-ethical situation
2Paper 1: Bio-ethical situationTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Discussion........................................................................................................................................31. Examination of case law..........................................................................................................32. Legal and ethical responsibilities.............................................................................................43. Negligence...............................................................................................................................5Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................6Bibliography....................................................................................................................................7
3Paper 1: Bio-ethical situationIntroductionConsecutive advancement in medical science has created the opportunity of considering severalissues that hold effects on medical practitioners while dealing with uncomfortable situation.Bioethical issues can be listed as end of life care, allocation of medical resources, organ donationand so on. In order to conduct a medical treatment, it falls under professional duty of apractitioner to consider mandatory ethics of confidentiality and truthfulness, informed consentand autonomy, non-malfeasance, justice and beneficence. This paper is destined to analyze theimportance of maintaining bio-ethics while conducting medical treatment.Discussion1. Examination of case lawConsideration of bioethics in medical field is an important segment of medical science. It depictsthe right of having proper treatment and states the consent of patient regarding receiving specifictreatment. The case of Cassandra Callender serves as one of the exceptional cases in medicalhistory of the US. This girl of 17 years old was forced to endure chemotherapy against her will.As Cassandra was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014, she was forced to receivechemotherapy without the consent of her mother and her. This made the teenager to leave thehospital and seek another way of recovery.The denial of having chemotherapy due to belief of having unintended effects in the futurepropagated the doctors and health professionals to convince them of having 80%-90% chance ofrecovery due to chemotherapy (Klugman, 2015). However, on finding it of no use, ConnecticutChildren’s Medical Centre reported to the State Department of Children and Families (DCF) and
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