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Lack of Consent and Breach of Medical Duty in Cassandra's Case

   

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Running head: Paper 1: Bio-ethical situationLegal and Ethical Issues in Health CarePaper 1: Bio-ethical situation
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2Paper 1: Bio-ethical situationTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Discussion........................................................................................................................................31. Examination of case law..........................................................................................................32. Legal and ethical responsibilities.............................................................................................43. Negligence...............................................................................................................................5Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................6Bibliography....................................................................................................................................7
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3Paper 1: Bio-ethical situationIntroductionConsecutive advancement in medical science has created the opportunity of considering several issues 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 a practitioner to consider mandatory ethics of confidentiality and truthfulness, informed consent and autonomy, non-malfeasance, justice and beneficence. This paper is destined to analyze the importance 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 specific treatment. The case of Cassandra Callender serves as one of the exceptional cases in medical history 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 receive chemotherapy without the consent of her mother and her. This made the teenager to leave the hospital and seek another way of recovery.The denial of having chemotherapy due to belief of having unintended effects in the future propagated the doctors and health professionals to convince them of having 80%-90% chance of recovery due to chemotherapy (Klugman, 2015). However, on finding it of no use, Connecticut Children’s Medical Centre reported to the State Department of Children and Families (DCF) and
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