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ConclusionIn summary, there are exists various ethical concerns on the end of life care in the society. It relates to nature and implications certain decisions which are made by the physicians regarding communicating with the patients and their family members. It is imperative that the health care professionals at the end of life care should follow these ethical principles including respect, self-determination, informed consent, confidentiality, and truth-telling among others. For example, informed consent is one of key ethical issues and principles. Trustworthy communications between the patient and healthcare professionals are therefore important in avoiding any ethical issues that may arise. The advancement of medical technology is a big motivator for patients who prefer to have the end-of-life care treatments. The increased number of patients preferring these treatments, however, is bringing up new challenges for healthcare
ETHICAL ISSUES IN END-OF-LIFE CARE7professionals. As a result, the government should come up with stricter actions to ensure ethical responsibility and compliance in end of life care.
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