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Ethical Dilemma Decision Making Case Scenario: Step 1 Questions What is/are the ethical question(s)? Does further treatment benefit Mr. Ross's health? Does Mr. Ross's son understand the medical condition of his father. Step 2 Known To Be Gathered What are the facts? Mr. Ross has 4 stag pancreatic cancer, has tried numerus treatment methods including chemotherapy, which have failed. Mr. Ross has refused further treatment. Mr. Ross's son threatened to sue the physician. Health Record Purpose Evidence pertaining to law suit. Discovery Request Step 3 Stakeholder Obligation / Interest What are the values at stake in this scenario? Mr. Ross's Son Mr. Ross Mr. Ross's Physician
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Step 4 Options What are the options for the case? To pursue further treatment To live out his remaining days without treatment Step 5 Core Values Decision What should I do? Suggest for him to further his treatment to possibly live longer Suggest that he makes himself as comfortable as possible for his
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