Ethical decision in health care week 3 Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practicein Other (Other) by Sebastian
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Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice Gran Canyon University NRS-437V
Adult patients have a legal and ethical right to make choices about their medical care. Since young children are incapable of making complex decisions, the power to make medical choices on their behalf usually rests with their parents. The decisions comprise the right to decline or discontinue treatments, even if they are life sustaining. Nevertheless, parental decision-making should be led by the best wellbeing of a child, challenging decisions that do not favor the childs best interest. The medical dilemma in question involves a 6-year-old child who has been diagnosed with meningitis after experiencing fever and convulsions while at school. As a result, the physician has decided to initiate...