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By Carolyn Johnston, Penelope Bradbury

A 70-year-old lady bed-bound following a stroke has built bronchopneumonia, yet her daughter produces an enhance directive that she says her mom has written, which states that no life-sustaining therapy is to accept. how will you continue? a realistic consultant on the best way to technique the criminal and moral dilemmas that regularly take place in sanatorium wards and medication in the neighborhood, a hundred instances in medical Ethics and legislations explores normal dilemmas by utilizing a hundred universal scientific eventualities. The booklet covers matters corresponding to consent, capability, withdrawal of remedy and confidentiality, in addition to less-frequently tested difficulties like pupil involvement in inner examinations, whistle-blowing and the function of clinical indemnity services in court cases. each one state of affairs has a realistic problem-solving aspect to it and encourages readers to discover their very own ideals and values, together with those who come up due to differing cultural and non secular backgrounds. solution pages spotlight key issues in each one case and supply suggestion on tips on how to take care of the emotive concerns that ensue whilst working towards drugs, while offering info and information on applicable habit.

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She knows she would not get the promotion if she told her boss she was pregnant. She decides that, at this time in her life, the promotion is more important to her than having this baby. She goes to see her general practitioner (GP) a few weeks later, having finally decided that she would like to have an abortion. She asks the GP about whether she has a right to an abortion. Questions • What are the grounds for a lawful termination of pregnancy? • Does the potential father have any legal rights?

Ethical issues The Warnock Report (1984) and later the Brazier Report (1998) looked at the ethical aspects of surrogacy. Surrogacy can be seen as an extension of an individual’s right to reproductive autonomy. Carrying a child for another person can be seen as an act of virtue and love. There is no evidence that any potential child would be harmed by being separated from its birth mother straight after birth. Parallels here can be drawn with children whose mother died during childbirth. The arguments against surrogacy are principally about the indignity of having a market in selling babies.

In the UK, there is both a legal and moral right to allow people to express their religious, cultural and political beliefs. However, this is not an absolute right and can be outweighed where the exercise of the right infringes on the rights of others. In this case the constant singing and praying is causing distress to other patients and families on the intensive care unit, which is an infringement of their rights. 16 HOW TO DEAL WITH AN ETHICAL DILEMMA IN CLINICAL PRACTICE Identify the ethical issue • Determine why you feel that there is an ethical dilemma.

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