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Running head: CASE STUDY: HEALING AND AUTONOMY 1 Case Study: Healing and Autonomy Lisa LaBarca Grand Canyon University: PHI-413V-OL191 February 16, 2020
CASE STUDY: HEALING AND AUTONOMY 2 Medical Indications Beneficence and Nonmaleficence Patient Preferences Autonomy Medical indications refer to clinical data necessary to make a diagnosis for James’s condition and its severity Helps determine the treatment plan Beneficence – involves acting to the patient’s best interest (Sorajjakool, Carr, & Bursey, 2017) When James's parents took him to the faith healing service they were acting to his best interests trying to find alternative healing to his condition). Nonmaleficence – involves not doing any harm to the patient (Sorajjakool et al., 2017) When James's parents took him to the faith healing service, they meant no harm and brought him back when his condition worsened). Patient preferences are the opinions/ perspectives expressed by a patient or a person capable of representing the patient. Autonomy encompasses the right of a patient to make decisions regarding their condition and treatment plan (Sorajjakool et al., 2017). Although James is a minor, the parents should have informed him of his condition and let him make a choice. The physician has no authority under the principle of autonomy to make decisions on behalf of the patient. Quality of Life Beneficence, Nonmaleficence, Autonomy Contextual Features Justice and Fairness State of health experienced by a patient before and after treatment Before undergoing dialysis, James's condition was worse but improved after treatment. He

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