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As paramedics you will be in” rel=”nofollow”>involved in” rel=”nofollow”>in circumstances where you are confronted by end-of-life or palliative care decisions and the care of the person and significant others (family / friends) may be
challengin” rel=”nofollow”>ing and complex. The aim of this assignment is to explore the ethical and legal issues in” rel=”nofollow”>involved in” rel=”nofollow”>in either end-of-life / palliative care or low acuity (treat – non- transport) cases. These
cases in” rel=”nofollow”>involve complex decision makin” rel=”nofollow”>ing due to situational and emotional factors and the clin” rel=”nofollow”>inical follow-up that may be required. The assignment asks you to identify a case that you have attended as
a foundation to discuss legal and ethical issues such as;
when to start or cease cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
the role of advanced care plannin” rel=”nofollow”>ing,
was it safe to leave the person at home,
what resources and follow-up clin” rel=”nofollow”>inical assessment and care is required,
assessment and diagnosis might not be as straight forward asit first appears,
AND what this means to your practice.
The ethical prin” rel=”nofollow”>inciples of justice, autonomy, beneficence (benefit) and non-maleficence (do no harm) are important to main” rel=”nofollow”>intain” rel=”nofollow”>inin” rel=”nofollow”>ing your own professional practice and the dignity and care of those you
care for. Managin” rel=”nofollow”>ing the emotional and ethical challenges in” rel=”nofollow”>in these types of cases can be difficult and can affect your own wellbein” rel=”nofollow”>ing and practice as a paramedic.

1. Briefly outlin” rel=”nofollow”>ine the case that you have chosen.
o Outlin” rel=”nofollow”>ine the key features of the case in” rel=”nofollow”>in the in” rel=”nofollow”>introduction.

Answer the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing questions
o The followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing questions target the legal and ethical issues of the case you have outlin” rel=”nofollow”>ined and your critical reflection on how the case was managed.
o Support with reference to literature and evidence.

2. Identify and discuss at least two legal considerations in” rel=”nofollow”>in the case.
o Provide reference to legal documents, guidelin” rel=”nofollow”>ines or other articles/texts that
discuss legal issues in” rel=”nofollow”>in regards to non-transport or end-of-life decisions.
(10 Marks) (250 words) 3. Identify and discuss at least two ethical considerations in” rel=”nofollow”>in the case.
o Provide reference to peer reviewed articles that discuss ethical issues in” rel=”nofollow”>in regards to non-transport, palliative care and end-of-life decisions.
o Refer to the ethical prin” rel=”nofollow”>inciples of justice, autonomy, beneficence and non- maleficence
(15 Marks) (350 words)
4. Reflect on the case and how it was managed. Consider one positive and one negative aspect of the case and provide rationale for why you considered it either a positive or negative experience.
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