Religious Beliefs and Emergency Medical Care Analytical Essay by Nicky

Looks at a legal case in which an employee, who was dismissed because he refused to participate in an emergency situation requiring a blood transfusion, is suing the hospital based on his religious beliefs.
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This paper explains that individuals working in the medical community have the right to refuse to provide care, which differs from religious beliefs; however, in an emergency situation, the standard is to save the patient's life regardless of the individual employee's belief. Next, the author evaluates the legality of the dismissal of Comodo, with a 20 year satisfactory work history at the hospital, because of his insubordination, based on religious beliefs, in a emergency situation needing a blood transfusion. The paper concludes that unquestionably Comodo's behavior was unsafe and that his attitude was an insubordination; however, written warning should have been provided Comodo and, if not done, then Comodo has grounds for his lawsuit .

From the Paper:

"In the case of Comodo, the development of the situation was likely limited in scope as emergent care was often shuffled away from Comodo in transfusion cases, by him without regard for his duties, and yet his superiors never took formal action against him, likely for fear of being deemed discriminatory. The only sticking point as a labor relations advisor is that Comodo's 20 years of service and employment reviews did not reflect his superiors desires or actions prior to his dismissal in this case."

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