eithical healthare paper - 1 Ethical Health Care Issues Paper Marhyah Stephenson HCS\/545 Kelly Grantt 2 Ethical Health Care Issues Paper Healthcare

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1 Ethical Health Care Issues Paper Marhyah Stephenson HCS/545 October 12, 2015 Kelly Grantt
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2 Ethical Health Care Issues Paper Healthcare facilities are places that are constantly in motion; from severe cases to minor mishaps. Trained professionals serve and treat patients from various backgrounds and languages. If there is one place that requires close attention on how customers are ethically treated it would be in the healthcare industry. A current ethical health care issue is patient noncompliance with treatment. Through research one is able to see how the four major ethical principles can be applied to this issue. Patient Noncompliance In healthcare, despite the area, there is a common goal to provide care that supports a person physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. As the caretaker there are specific stipulations and standards that are required. However, what happens when a patent refuses the care? Patient noncompliance is a current ethical health care issue that creates several consequences. While some patient’s noncompliance is unintentional like forgetting to take medication, the ones that are premeditated are due to choice. Experts agree the reason patients do not adhere to treatment plans are because of the cost, lack of trust, previous experience, difficulty of regimen, or denial of the problem (Torrey, 2013). Four Ethical Principles The health care industry continues to have issues that challenge its ethical foundation. It
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