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Ethical Theories in End-of-Life Care
A discussion of ethical theories and principles in patient autonomy and decision-making.
# 135528 | 1,000 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Hot Topics (Euthanasia) , Medical and Health (General) , Aging (General) , Ethics (General)


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This paper addresses patient autonomy and decision-making about treatment and presents the position that all patients have autonomy as a right and are entitled to make decisions as they see fit and as based on their cultural beliefs. This paper uses two traditional ethic theories, utilitarianism and deontology and discusses ethical principles such as maleficence, nonmaleficence, fidelity and justice.

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"The issue in the position paper was end-of-life care. This issue is very relevant because the population of North America is rapidly aging and will soon need this type of care. The issue discussed in the position paper was patient autonomy and decision-making about treatment. My position was that all patients have autonomy as a right and are entitled to make decisions as they see fit and as based on their cultural beliefs. This paper will use two traditional ethic theories, utilitarianism and deontology. I will also be discussing ethical principles such as maleficence, nonmaleficence,..."

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Ethical Theories in End-of-Life Care (2007, December 01) Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/ethical-theories-in-end-of-life-care-135528/

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"Ethical Theories in End-of-Life Care" 01 December 2007. Web. 26 November. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/ethical-theories-in-end-of-life-care-135528/>

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