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Medical Ethics Dilemma
A case study of a medical ethics dilemma and how a physician might respond to such a dilemma.
# 69161 | 771 words | 3 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Oct 05, 2006 in Medical and Health (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper illustrates a medical ethics dilemma by examining a case study of a women suffering from both Alzheimer's disease and diabetes. The paper describes the medical situation of the woman as well as her family's and doctor's opposing responses to the medical situation, which are creating the ethical dilemma. In addition, the it discusses some of the possible approaches that can be taken towards resolving the dilemma, but also points out that there is no solid resolution for this particular dilemma.

From the Paper:

"In essence, what is one to do in such a situation? Although the physician, being a highly-trained medical specialist/surgeon, fully realizes that Ms. Alexander will die from the gangrene infection in her feet if the amputation is not performed, the question is whether he is bound by ethical considerations to yield to the wishes of his patient and her family members or use his better judgment as a physician and perform the operation without their consent."

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