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HCA322 / HCA 322 / Week 4 DQ 1

HCA322 / HCA 322 / Week 4 DQ 1

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Review the following website: http://www.priory.com/ethics.htm. Discuss the tensions between the Hippocratic Oath and abandonment of a patient for non-payment of medical bills or upon receipt of an intent to sue letter. Analyze the competing ethical values in either situation and provide your opinion on the morality of either abandoning or continuing medical care. Your initial post must be 200-250 words.
Review the following website: http://www.priory.com/ethics.htm. Discuss the tensions between the Hippocratic Oath and abandonment of a patient for non-payment of medical bills or upon receipt of an intent to sue letter. Analyze the competing ethical values in either situation and provide your opinion on the morality of either abandoning or continuing medical care. Your initial post must be 200-250 words.

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Review the following website: http://www.priory.com/ethics.htm. Discuss the tensions between the Hippocratic Oath and abandonment of a patient for non-payment of medical bills or upon receipt of an intent to sue letter. Analyze the competing ethical

values in either situation and provide your opinion on the morality of either abandoning or continuing medical care. must be 200-250 words. Your initial post

The ideals of Hippocratic Oath do not always come to terms with real events concerning a patient’s life and death. The Oath itself can be found in different versions that may not be a suitable thought. According to Green

However.2001. when there is no such person with better skills. it is not ethical to abandon the patient as this might harm the patient. This can be taken as ethical. If the physician finds another professional with better skills. questions arise. When there is insecurity. he/she can leave the patient. According to Green 2001. According to Green 2001. This is also against the 1997 BMA edict. References . the Oath sometimes is not made familiar to students of medical school. It is not ethical to leave a patient while there is receipt of intent to sue. This is supported by deontology that respects physician duties to be based on general obligation. physicians should not look for personal gain disrespecting patient interests as this will be against 1997 BMA ideals. The 1997 BMA edition of The Hippocratic Oath does not allow physicians to leave behind patients for the issue of non-payment. There may be question of looking for other professionals available and their level of know-how. Medical practice needs patient and physicians to have communications between them. Communications among the health professionals are also encouraged in medical ethics. In such cases the patients become helpless and they fail to communicate their problems. questions of competence are raised at the times of rings of uncertainty.

Medicine-Online. B.Green.com/ ethics.priory. (2001). Medical ethics.htm . Retrieved from http://www.

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