Ethical Issues in Case of Charles William Gard

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FOSTERING DIGNITY ANDRESPECT
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Task 1...............................................................................................................................................1A) Ethical issues in case of Charles William Gard................................................................1b) Communication held by court in this case.......................................................................3C) Ways to improve respect for Charlie Gard dignity...........................................................3TASK 2............................................................................................................................................4A) Impacted on my values and development.........................................................................4B) Ways which I will adapt to deal with similar situation.....................................................5REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONIn health and social care sector, medical and health professional are having majorresponsibility to provide best care treatment to their patients. Continuous monitoring of patientis required to be done in order to examine their condition and providing treatment (Munn-Giddings and Winter, 2013). Present report is based on analysis of case study of Charlie Gardwho was an infant boy from London born with the Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndromewhich is considered as rare genetic disease which causes progressive brain damage and failure ofmuscles. It has no treatment and usually causes death infancy. The has become controversialbecause medical team and his parents were disagreed about whether experimental treatment wasin the best interest of child. Later on Charlie was transferred to the London GOSH when he wasnot able to breath. A neurologist from new York London was called to provide treatment.Hirano and GOSH has founded that patient was suffering from brain damage and his furthertreatment can be futile and might prolong sufferings. They have further begun discussion withthe parents about ending life support and providing the palliative care. This statement was deniedby parents because parents of child still wants to try experimental treatment and raised funds fortransfer to hospital in new York. In Feb 2017. Later on, medical professional of NBT haveprovided suggestion for NBT therapy to his parents but the doctor of previous hospital havedenied for this treatment (Miller and et.al., 2012). Doctors have made appeal in High court toswitch off the ventilator and allow patient to die on ethical grounds and dignity because therewas no solution of this disease and chances of improvement in the health of patient. Further,parents of patient have also filed case against this in court of appeal where decision was held byauthority in favour of GOSH.In this present study, ethical issue related to the case have been discussed along with theways to increase respect for Charles dignity. Further, confluence of this case on health care valueand development have also been evaluated. At last, critical analysis of ways through whichthrough these types of situations will resolve is also discussed effectively.Task 1A) Ethical issues in case of Charles William Gard.Health care ethic is analysed as set of moral principles, values and beliefs which provideassistance in making choice about heath care. At core, heath care ethics is considered as sense of1
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