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Module 2 SLP – “Issues in Healthcare Ethics” Gary White BHA310 – Dr. Smith 17 August 2019
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Question #1 Case. Hannah is a 13-year-old girl who needed a heart transplant. She received chemotherapy for leukemia when she was 5 that caused her to have a weakened heart. She needed a heart transplant to live but would to take medication for her body not to reject the transplant. Coincidentally, this medicate would cause the return of her leukemia, because of this, Hannah did not want to get the heart transplant, and her mother supported her decision. However, the hospital child protection team saw different and wanted to have her proceed with the heart transplant against her will, by applying to the High Court. Response and Percentage. I chose to side with Hannah and 89% of people agreed with my decision. Rationale. “Respect for patient autonomy requires that those with this capacity be permitted to accept or refuse treatment alternatives recommended by their physicians,” (Snyder & Gauthier, 2008). The controversial issue in this case is that Hannah is only 13, which means that she may not have been mature enough to make the best health decision, but her mother also supported this decision, which means it must be respected. Question #2 Case. A couple from Berkshire had been trying for three years to have a child. The local NHS would not pay for them to receive In-Vitro (IVF) due to the treatment only allowed to be funded for women aged 30 to 34, and the woman is 37. The national guidelines suggest that women should get funding for IVF up to age 39, but local areas can set their own restrictions to ration care. Response and Percentage. I agreed with NHS’s decision and 67% of people agreed with me. Rationale. Simply put, rules are rules. Unfortunately, at that time, the local NHS had to ration care, and only allowed IVF for women aged 30 to 34. This violates the principle of justice, in which health resources are to be fairly and equally distributed (Snyder & Gauthier, 2008).
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