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Chapter 1: Ethic issues Issue 1: 1. I believe the situation could be resolved by the PA and the physician both considering looking into other treatments other than chiropractic treatments. If that is the only alternative the physician is aware of, then it may not necessarily be the best option for the patient. The PA might also investigate chiropractic treatments and learn a little more about it and see if his/her stance is still the same. Ultimately, the patient should be aware of all their options and make the choice to see what they are willing to try. 2. I believe that if the PA is well informed and can find a compromise with the physician, and if the PA can continue to look at themselves in the mirror, then it is ethical for the PA to stay. If the PA is unable to find that compromise or is unable to come to terms with a compromise, then the PA should find a job more suitable to his ethical needs. Issue 2: 1. The most important principle the nurse should consider is the Code of Ethics. If the physician is not applying the code of ethics to ensure quality care to the best of his ability, the nurse may also want to get an investigation started on the physician. 2. In my opinion, there are both potential legal and ethical issues in this situation. The physician, the staff, or even the company that owns the medical facility could be sued for malpractice. The ethical issues are that patients may not be getting the care the need, but instead be getting wounded while trying to seek care. Issue 4: 1. It would be ethical for the CMA to give medical advice to her family members if it is not a diagnosis or a prescription. If the advice consists of “it could be this, but I would go see a doctor/specialist” as opposed to acting as their physician, I believe that would be acceptable. It would be unethical for the CMA to give antibiotics to her family members. The family members should go through the proper channels to ensure that they are receiving the proper medication to ensure the safety of both them and the CMA. The CMA could potentially lose their job for not following the Code of Ethics for their employer. Chapter 2 - Ethics Issues 1, 2, and 3 Issue 1: 1. Using the act-utilitarianism model Mrs. Weathers should continue smoking. Mrs. Weathers gets to continue using tobacco, which she wants to do. The physician will still get to continue to see the patient and receive a income from Mrs. Weathers. Her daughter and 2 grandchildren will continue to enjoy the company and pleasant mood of Mrs. Weathers if she continues to smoke.
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  • Spring '16
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  • Ethics , Mrs. Weathers

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