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Running head: ETHICS HEALTH CARE ISSUES1Title of Your EssayYour NameCourse Number & TitleInstructor's NameMonth Day, Year
ETHICS HEALTH CARE ISSUES2Ethics Health Care IssuesTransferring blood or blood products from a person who is the donor into anotherperson's bloodstream, which is the recipient, is called blood transfusion. This process is done byto people to save their lives. The person that received the blood probably has experienced asituation wherein the bodies have lost so much blood that it needs to be replaced. Thesesituations could be a result of severe bleeding due to surgery, accidents or medical condition(Balentine, 2009). Numerous ethical issues can emerge when dealing with blood transfusion.Healthcare providers use autonomy to allow the patients to make smart decisions and help keepinformation confidential before a blood transfusion can happen. The utilization and applicationof nonmaleficence and beneficence is also essential in preventing any ethical health care issues.With these two ethical principals in place, the organization is ensuring that a safe environment isprovided for all patients, and makes sure that employees treat all patients with the same level offairness. Application of AutonomyThe principle of ethics that provides some level of respect for patients and allows them tomake decisions that affect their health is called autonomy. Few aspects of practicing autonomyare informed consent, confidentiality of information, honesty, and sincerity. Autonomy is anethical principle that gives an impression that it should never be violated but when in it is done inthe healthcare environment, it is difficult (Morrison, 2011). There are many challenges that comein applying autonomy in healthcare. The challenges happen in cases wherein the patient’sdecisions differ from the values of a health care professional, blood Transfusion is an example ofthis case.