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The paper relates that in this ethical dilemma, the patient was a 16 year-old male that entered the emergency room with a broken arm and multiple bruises, and the patient was alone and very upset. The paper explains that upon examination, it became evident that the patient had numerous scars on his torso that were the result of injuries inflicted by someone else. The paper relates that the patient was asked how he received the injuries and he stated that he had a habit of making his father angry. The paper adds that the patient still lived at the home of his father and was working toward graduation from high school at the end of the year, at which time he planned to leave the home as he turned 17.
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Medical Ethics (2006, December 01) Retrieved December 01, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/case-study/medical-ethics-138856/
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