Conflicts in Healthc

Conflicts in Healthc - Running head CONFLICTS IN HEALTHCARE...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Running head: CONFLICTS IN HEALTHCARE 1 Conflicts in Healthcare Joann E. Myers HCA 240 May 15, 2011 Chong Daleiden
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
CONFLICTS IN HEALTHCARE 2 Conflicts in Healthcare By its nature, health care is thought to be a caring profession, dedicated to assisting their patients in maintain and attaining a high level of wellness. The list of cultural issues in health care expands on a daily basis. Technology has provided the means to extend the life cycle beyond points that were once thought to be finite. Unfortunately, there are instances when a patients’ cultural beliefs interfere with what their health care providers believe is the best plan of action according to modern medicine and machines. Most states have laws in place that give a competent person the right to determine the course of their medical care, even if their personal choice is viewed as wrong or “unacceptable” and could even result in their death. There are provisions ing the AHA Patient Bill of Rights that give the patient the right to refuse treatment. A patient may even refuse any aspect of care, even care that could cure a disease. Aeger primo , the patient first, and Primum non nocere , first-do no harm, are the basic tenets of health care in general, as well as the health care profession. Whether therapeutic, palliative, or interventive in nature, the overall intent of any procedure is intended to assist the
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course HCA 220 taught by Professor James during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 5

Conflicts in Healthc - Running head CONFLICTS IN HEALTHCARE...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online