Medical ethics questions chapter 5
What might happen if a physician ignores a patient’s refusal to grant consent?
A woman opens her mouth for the physician to examine her throat. Is this a form of consent? If so, what form of consent is this?
A 4-year-old child opens his mouth for the physician to examine his throat. In your opinion, has the child granted consent?
A physician makes the following statement to Sarah: “Your blood pressure is only slightly elevated. This blood pressure medication is guaranteed to reduce your blood pressure a few points.” In your opinion, is this a safe comment to make? Explain your answer.
Why does a patient need to know the consequences of NOT having a procedure or treatment?
Why is a Durable Power of Attorney called “durable”?
You are working in a nursing home as a nurse’s aide, but your long-term goal is to become a nurse. You have become very skilled in performing CPR due to an excellent educational program. As you are about to move a patient to her bed, she stops breathing and has no pulse. You immediately begin CPR as you have been trained. A nurse in the room with you says that you must stop since the woman has a DNR order. You have been taught that once you begin CPR you must continue until you no longer can continue. What do you do?
You are in an internship in a physician’s office in the final two weeks of a medical assisting program. Just as a patient is brought into the office, he collapses in front of you, stops breathing, and has no pulse. You call for help because you are afraid that, even though you have been trained in CPR, you have never performed it on a patient. It would take several minutes for someone else to begin CPR. What would you do?
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