Chapter 6: Rights, Truth and Consent

Section 5. Decision Scenarios

Summary of Methodology for Analyzing and resolving Cases involving moral dilemmas in Health Care:

Methodology: http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/tools/cesumm.html

Paradigm for the Method:  http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/tools/4boxes.html

Sample Case Analysis: http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/tools/cecase.html

Introduction to Clinical Ethics, 4th edition using the case of Dax Cowart.:

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/tools/ceintro.html

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SCENARIOS:

For each of the scenarios you should consider how a person would reach a decision if that person were using the basic principles from EACH of the following traditions:

  • EGOISM

  • UTILITARIANISM

  • NATURAL LAW THEORY

  • KANT's CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE

  • RAWLS MAXI_MIN PRINCIPLE of JUSTICE as FAIRNESS

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AUTONOMY

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/tools/princpl.html#prin1

INFORMED CONSENT

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/consntc1.html

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/consntc2.html

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/physptc1.html

TRUTH TELLING

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/truthc1.html

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/truthc2.html

PARENTAL CONSENT

Parental Refusal

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/parentc1.html

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/parentc2.html

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/parentc3.html

MATERNAL-FETAL CONFLICT

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/maternc1.html

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/maternc2.html

CONFIDENTIALITY

Prozac and Privacy

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/confidc1.html

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/confidc2.html

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/confidc3.html

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/physptc2.html

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