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Kimberly Hughes Ethics and Health Information Management Professor Thompson U1A1 Chapters 1-4 Ethic Issues Chapter 1 Issue 1A physician assistant in a medical practice with several physicians contacts his professional association, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), to report that one of his employing physicians often recommends chiropractic treatment for patients with persistent back pain issues that have resistedmedical solutions. The PA knows it is legal to refer a patient for chiropractic treatments, but he adamantly opposes the practice, considering it “bogus medicine.” The physician declines to discuss the matter.1.In your opinion, how might the situation be resolved? 2.Is it ethical for the PA to continue working for the physician when their opinions differ so widely on this issue? Issue 2A registered nurse calls her professional organization's ethics consultant to ask for resources she can present to her employing medical clinic to support her intention to quit working with a physician she feels is providing sloppy and possibly dangerous care.1.What is the most important principle for the nurse to consider here? 2.In your opinion, are there legal issues inherent in this situation, as well as ethical issues? Explain your answer.
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