• Informed Consent Doctors Patients People
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    Informed Consent A legal document that has been written and processed through the courts is called Informed Consent. An Informed Consent Document requires that doctors give all patients important information about his / her own procedure before the surgery or the treatment takes place. The following four items are important factors in the Informed Consent: 1. the nature of the treatment / surgery , 2. the risks, 3. the advantages, and 4. the possibilities. However, having access to legal docume...
  • Physician Assisted Suicide A Policy And Analysis
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    Policy on Physician Assisted Suicide St. Wilkes Medical Center, Georgetown University Washington, D. C. Submitted By Elinor Bazar & G. Konrad Brown April 11, 2000 Introduction The mission of this hospital is rooted in our emphasis on the individual, and directed toward providing the highest level of autonomy, beneficance, comfort, healing, privacy and respect for the dignity of the patient. With these as our guiding principles, we evaluated Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) as a possible treatme...
  • Mrs Jackson Patient Treatment Doctor
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    The case of Dr. Lowell and Mrs. Jackson revolves around a conflict between the doctor, who advocates the implementation of a particular treatment and the patient who disagrees with the doctor and wishes to do things her own way. The doctor feels that the suggested course of action is disastrous and threatens to have the patient declared mentally incompetent. The question now is whether or not the doctor is morally justified in taking action against the patient in order to implement the course o...
  • Ethical Procedures And Guidelines Defining Psychological Research
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    Ethical Procedures and Guidelines Defining Psychological Research Psychological research is often a very controversial subject among experts. Many people feel that there are many moral standards that are often not followed. Others may believe that there is much harmful misinformation that can often be harmful to subject and others. Still others believe that psychology is a lot of theories without any reinforcing information. Whether any of these assumptions may be true or not, there have been g...
  • Discuss The Ethical Importance Of Informed Consent
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    Discuss the ethical justification for informed consent The nursing and midwifery council (NMC) (2002) state that "as a registered nurse... you are personally accountable for your practice. In caring for... clients you must... obtain consent before you give any treatment or care." (p. 2). Failure to obtain consent may result in legal action due to battery or trespass against the person, (Dimond, XXXX). Within ethics, it is clear that no area stands alone, but many positions build one upon anothe...