HCS 545 Ethics Health Care Issues - Running head ETHICS HEALTH CARE ISSUES Title of Your Essay Your Name Course Number Title Instructor's Name Month Day

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Running head: ETHICS HEALTH CARE ISSUES 1 Title of Your Essay Your Name Course Number & Title Instructor's Name Month Day, Year
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ETHICS HEALTH CARE ISSUES 2 Ethics Health Care Issues Transferring blood or blood products from a person who is the donor into another person's bloodstream, which is the recipient, is called blood transfusion. This process is done by to people to save their lives. The person that received the blood probably has experienced a situation wherein the bodies have lost so much blood that it needs to be replaced. These situations 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 keep information confidential before a blood transfusion can happen. The utilization and application of 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 is provided for all patients, and makes sure that employees treat all patients with the same level of fairness. Application of Autonomy The principle of ethics that provides some level of respect for patients and allows them to make decisions that affect their health is called autonomy. Few aspects of practicing autonomy are informed consent, confidentiality of information, honesty, and sincerity. Autonomy is an ethical principle that gives an impression that it should never be violated but when in it is done in the healthcare environment, it is difficult (Morrison, 2011). There are many challenges that come in applying autonomy in healthcare. The challenges happen in cases wherein the patient’s decisions differ from the values of a health care professional, blood Transfusion is an example of this case.
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  • Spring '18
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