beth 271 outline

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Mark Einsiedel BETH 271 February 5, 2010 Dr. Hyun Outline for Paper 5. Consider the video of Nicholas shown in class. Should his mother be allowed to continue to make medical decisions about his HIV treatment? Use course materials to support your argument. After a one-day hearing at which medical experts for both sides testified, a judge dismissed the petition, ruling that Valerie’s decision constituted not "medical neglect" but rather "informed choice." I plan to fight in favor of the notion that the mother should be allowed to continue to make Nicholas’ medical decision. Background Valerie Emerson learned that she had tested HIV+ while pregnant. Further tests confirmed that two of her kids, Tia and Nikolas were also positive. Doctor prescribed AZT for Tia and Valerie watched for months as Tia’s health deteriorated. Tia died days before her fourth birthday. Valerie says she could tell that “Tia knew she was dying.” Nikolas does not show this kind of behavior. Valerie was charged with neglect when she refused to enroll Nikolas in a highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) protocol study. Valerie went to court, fought, and won. Main Points in Favor of Mother Continuing to Make Decisions 1. Right to Informed Choice/Informed Consent Use readings from Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress.
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2010 for the course EMAE 172 taught by Professor Jimdrake during the Spring '09 term at Case Western.

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