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Ethical Issues on Electroconvulsive Therapy (Children with Autism/Disabilities)
Pages 11 (2761 words)
Running Head: Ethical Issues in Electroconvulsive Therapy Ethical Issues in Electroconvulsive Therapy [Writer’s Name] [Institute’s Name] Ethical Issues in Electroconvulsive Therapy Introduction This paper is an attempt to explore the ethical debate surrounding the use of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).
More specifically, the paper would focus on the use Electroconvulsive Therapy on children with disabilities and autism. The paper would also shed some light on case study regarding the same, which would serve as a way to explore the subject. Discussion One of the biggest ethical issues related to the use of ECT for children with disabilities and autism lies in the fact that, as we know, that children are neurologically weak and their nerves and brain cells remain in the process of growth and development during their early ages of life. Children continue to develop their cognitive and motor abilities during their childhood. There are various cases in the medical history where children receiving even a slight injury on their skill during childhood have gone to lose their ability to memorize, think or the injury ends up disturbing other functions performed their brain. This problem amplifies even further while dealing with children who have special needs or children with autism. Their brains and neurological structures are even weaker than that of adults and their ability to bear pain is lesser. ...
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