Unformatted text preview: problems and has talked with him extensively about his health care and his anxieties. She knows that Don would not want to die and that when the operation was a success he would thank her for saving his life because he is aware of his own limitations. He would also never sue her. Since the patient and the doctor have an “informed” relationship and Don would “consent” to the surgery if he was able to be rational, then the doctor should continue with the surgery even without his explicit consent and understanding of every step of the process. First, this argument will be laid out and examined point by point. Then, a counter argument will be presented and then responded to in order to increase the strength of the argument that the doctor should perform the surgery. 1...
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- Spring '08
- Ethics , Physician, Don Brodsky