Mr. R is from Guatemala and has been living in Canada for one year with his eldest son. Mr. R can speak only a
little bit of English. Mr. R has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and there is a wait list for surgery. Mr. R says he wants to go home to die. Mr. R's sons want Mr. R treated at the local hospital. Mr. R lacks airfare to return to Guatemala. The community support worker has a meeting with her supervisor and states, "I want to advocate for Mr. R, but hospital policy is to provide emergency care only. What should I do?"
Answer the following questions:
Describe the ethical issues in this scenario. What steps would you recommend to the community support worker that would help her handle this case in a legal, ethical manner that is also culturally sound?