Health Care Ethics Case Studies

As a healthcare professional, it is your responsibility to be ethically sound. You have an essential responsibility to effectively apply ethical reasoning to crucial decisions. One method of elevating your ethical reasoning abilities is through the practice, reading, and understanding of case studies. While every case is not identical, the review of ethical case studies prepares you for similar incidents that may arise.

review 2 cases from the AMA Journal of Ethics (http://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/site/cases.html).

In a 2 page paper complete the following:

Identify each case that you have selected.
Explain in detail the ethical issue of each case.

Identify the ethical principle(s) that are relevant in the cases from the 4 basic ethical principles (justice, autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence).

Explain from a healthcare professional perspective what you would have done differently in the case, or if you agree with how it was handled, explain your reasoning. This should not be opinion but a supported ethical analysis.

You are to support your analysis and views with at least 3 scholarly references (e.g., peer-reviewed journals).