HCA 340 WEEK 5 DQ 2 ( Healthcare Ethics & Law )

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A woman arrives at a suburban emergency room in active labor. Both she and her husband speak little English. The staff determines that the mother (and baby) is uninsured and unable to pay for healthcare services out-of-pocket. The baby is showing signs of distress and needs to be delivered. The on-call OB-GYN physician refuses to come to the hospital. He recommends that the patient be transferred to another facility. 1. What ethical principles relate to this case scenario? 2. What legal principles relate to this scenario? 3. What might the legal consequences be to the health care organization if there is a delay in treatment? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. What ethical principles relate to this case scenario? In this case, I believe it falls under the nonmaleficence ethical principle. The reason is because the doctor probably did not want to cause any more harm since he wasn’t physically there at the ER and recommended that the patient be transferred elsewhere with a physician already on the floor and available to assist. This can also be that the provider on call is not
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