Ethically the doctors shouldve respected her wishes as she was fully competent

Ethically the doctors shouldve respected her wishes

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fully competent to determine treatment for her and her unborn child. The two of them may have been alive today if they would be. There was a duty-based ethical view broken in this case. The healthcare team put their own personal views before the patients wants and took it to the courts to override the patient and do what they thought would be best for Angela. Angela wanted to continue the chemotherapy and fight for her and her unborn child Duty based ethic is where the greater good is not permittedto override an individual’s rights. Angela had a right to decide how to go about her personal healthcare needs and that right was completely violated by the hospital. The hospital did end up settling the case and paying the Carder estate for the damage that was caused so I do believe justice was served though overall. References:(n.d.). Retrieved June 9, 2019, from(n.d.). Retrieved June 9, 2019, from Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment. (n.d.). Retrieved June 9, 2019, from -sustaining-treatment
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