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Title: 1.04:PP1 Understand legal and ethical issues of the healthcare professional


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1.04PP1 Understand legal and ethical issues of
the healthcare professional
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Importance for the healthcare professional to
understand legal and ethical issues
  1. Knowledge of legal responsibilities
  2. Limitations of practice
  3. Implications of their actions

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Importance for the healthcare professional to
understand legal and ethical issues
  • Protection of
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Patients
  • Co-workers
  • Facility

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Importance for the healthcare professional to
understand legal and ethical issues
  • Ethical behavior ensures
  • Quality patient care
  • Positive work relationships
  • Well-managed workplace

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  • Legal and ethical dilemmas encountered by
    healthcare professionals

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Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Abortion
  • Termination of a pregnancy
  • Spontaneous
  • Induced

Abortion is legal. What are the ethical issues?

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Legal and Ethical Dilemmas End of life
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Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Euthanasia
  • (mercy killing)

Assisted
The act of ending the life of an individual in a
painless manner. Individual is usually suffering
from a terminal illness.
Involuntary
Voluntary
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Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Advanced Directives
  • Legal documents that allow the patient to state
    the end of life treatments they would or would
    not want, in the event that they become unable to
    make those decisions.

10
Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Living Will
  • Patients document that states specific measures
    to be taken or not taken to prolong life.
  • Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
  • Hydration
  • Medication

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Legal and Ethical Issues Power of Attorney
  • Document that names the person that will make
    healthcare decisions for the patient that is
    unable to do so.

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Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Organ Donation
  • The removal of healthy tissues from one person
    for the purpose of transplanting them into
    another person.
  • Donor can be living or recently deceased.

13
Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Research and
Experimental Treatment
  • Healthcare research seeks to develop treatments
    for a disease process, or to establish new
    knowledge for health and wellness maintenance.
  • AIDS
  • Stem Cell
  • Cancer Research
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