Explain the difference between withholding and withdrawing treatment. Withholding is not starting treatment as the patient’s wishes are known beforehand, but withdrawing is discontinuing the treatment after it has been started. Which method was used to end Terri Schiavo’s life? Withdrawn. The life support was started then later life support was withdrawn. In the case of Angela Carder, what type of tort might have been committed (assault, battery, fraud, defamation of character, false imprisonment, or invasion of privacy)? Why? It would be considered Battery as the hospital forced Caesarean section on a 25-week pregnant cancer ridded mother. When Angela refused to save the fetus as she knew she was
dying, the hospital wanted to save the life of a viable fetus and not wanting to listen to her wishes. The hospital caused battery tort as they forced Caesarean section when all other parties said that both won’t survive if went with surgery. What ethical violations might have taken place in the case of Angela. Malpractice and civil rights violations References: The New York Times Archives. (1990, December 08). The Fruit of Angela Carder’s Agony. Retrieved May 11, 2019, from - angela-carder-s-agony.html Thornton, T., Paltrow, L. (1991). The Rights of Pregnant Patients. Retrieved May 11, 2019, from
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