Professionalism, Elitism and Health Care

A. What are the professional codes of physicians or medical societies based upon? Are they ethical codes? If not, what are they? If so, how are they ethical? What purpose (s) do such ethical codes serve?

B. Describe the following models for the doctor-patient or scientist-subject relationship and discuss any problematic characteristics of each.

1. Code

2.Contract

3. Covenant and Consent as a Canon of Loyalty

2. Critical Thinking

What are the desirable and undesirable characteristics of each model for the doctor-patient or scientist-subject relationship , if any, and why do you think so? Include the ideas of philanthropy, proficiency, loyalty and responsive obligation in your answer. BE SURE that you include the ideas of philanthropy, proficiency, loyalty and responsive obligation in your answer.

Written Assignment for MODULE 5 ETHICS AND NURSING

1. Reading Comprehension

A. What are the nurse’s duties and responsibilities toward recipients of their care? < It is quite a list!!

B. Discuss the nurse-physician conflict where ethical duties and rights are concerned. < They have different roles and operate out of different models!!!

C. How can nurses serve as advocates for the recipients of their care? What does that advocacy involve?

2. Critical Thinking

D. Explain the notion of collective responsibility and the conditions under which it comes into being and how it might apply to nurses. After doing that you may offer an example of a case.

Written Assignment for MODULE 6 RIGHTS TRUTH AND CONSENT

1. Reading Comprehension

A. Do people have the ethical right to Informed Consent? What ethical principle supports this “right”? Explain how the principle supports the “right” as a “good” thing. If not, why not?

Why? What are the difficulties with it? What limitations might exist?

B. Do people have the right to know their diagnosis and prognosis as well as anything else connected with their condition, their treatment and its consequences? What ethical principle supports this “right”? Explain how the principle supports the “right” as a “good” thing. If not, why not?

C. Is it the right of people receiving health care to have the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth from their physicians insofar as their diagnosis, prognosis and treatment is concerned? If so, what is it based upon? What ethical principle supports this “right”? Explain how the principle supports the “right” as a “good” thing. If not, why not?

2. Critical Thinking

B. What are the limits on the autonomy of a person and then of a person reduced to the role of a “patient”?

C. Under what circumstances can confidentiality be breached? Provide an ethical justification (principle+reasoning) for your position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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