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Ethics in Healthcare: Formulating the Dilemma and Deciphering It
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Diane Wendt Ethical Decision-Making Paper March 18, 2012 Ethics in Healthcare: Formulating the Dilemma and Deciphering It INTRODUCTION Many times in the healthcare sector a large number of difficult decisions need to be made regarding medical situations; this stance is most of the time faced by patients, families and also by the healthcare professionals.
Health care ethics is a vital subject in the health care system as it evaluates the processes of making good choices that are based on beliefs and values regarding various aspects of life that include health, suffering and death.It has been evaluated by Fulford, Dickenson and Murray the introduction of health care ethics has been considered important for the preservation of ethical values as they are implemented in our society (1). Therefore, it has been further verified that wherever there is a code of conduct, problems arise that are resolved by the use of this code of conduct and problems that are related to ethical issues in health care systems are referred to as ethical dilemmas or ethics related issues. An ethical dilemma can be defined as a stance which involves a person to choose between two courses of action amongst which both are ethically adequate. This situation is of such a nature that one choice carries the ability to prevent selecting the other, thus in a deportment like this, a person has to choose between two uniformly unacceptable substitutes. ...
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