32 - Bio-Ethics

32 - Bio-Ethics

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I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF A HOSPITAL BIO-ETHICS COMMITTEE FOR 15 YEARS.  THE FOLLOWING
SHEETS HAVE BEEN AN INVALUABLE SOURCE OF CONFRONTATION FOR ME OF MY PREJUDICES,
MY BELIEFS, MY FEELINGS, AND MY KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMPLEXITY OF REAL LIFE
 DECISIONS MADE IN MEDICINE, BUSINESS, PSYCHOLOGY AND POLICY.

SOME IDEAS FOR USE OF THESE SHEETS

ORGANIZE A SMALL GROUP TO TAKE THE MANY DIFFERENT ROLES OF THE PARTICIPANT, THE PATIENT,

THE FAMILY, THE SPOUSE, THE PARTNER, THE CHILDREN, THE DOCTOR, THE NURSE, THE HOSPITAL
ADMINISTRATOR, THE HOSPITAL ACCOUNTANT, THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATORS
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DISCUSS WITHOUT JUDGMENTALNESS OR PERSONAL ATTACKS - INQUIRY AND QUESTIONS ARE THE NORM

THE PURPOSE IS TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE COMPLEX & DIFFICULT VARIABLES IN DECISION MAKING
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HAVE THE PARTICIPANTS SWITCH ROLES TO "WALK-IN-THE-SHOES" OF UNFAMILIAR RESPONSIBILITIES

WHAT PARENT VALUES - MORALS - ETHICS - POLITICAL ----- ISSUES ARE INVOLVED?

WHAT ADULT RATIONAL - FINANCIAL - POLITICS - SCIENTIFIC ----- ISSUES ARE INVOLVED ?

WHAT CHILD FEELINGS - FEARS - FANTASIES - HOPES - DREAMS - WISHES ----- ARE INVOLVED ?
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Surrogate Motherhood: Three Levels Of Concern
May We Take Baby Theresa's Organs To Save Others?
Physician-Assisted Death: Three Levels Of Concern
Persistent Vegetative State (PVS)
Jack Kevorkian Assists Jonathon Greanz
Home Health Case Study
Case Twilight Of The Golds
Burn Case - Futile Treatment? (See Also, Starting Over. . .)
Case: Is Mob Money Acceptable?
Doctors Refuse Smoker's Bypass
Physician Joint Ventures
Aging Population
Life Support For Brian-Dead Pregnant Woman
A Home Care Case
The Harder Case
3-D Pictures Of The Heart Without Surgery
Consider The Use Of A Feeding Tube
Should The Pastor Take Hooters' Money?
A Long-Term Care Case
Hospitals Mirror Bias of Society
Medical Emergecny Or Vehicular Manslaughter
Weighing The Risks
Risks And Responsibilities: Reporting Medical Errors
Medical Error, Adverse Event, Or Informed Consent?
Complying With Patient's Wishes
Collaborating On Care
The Privacy Of A Patient And Friend
The Cancer Patient And IRB-Approved Research
Healthcare Ethics Committees - Has Their Time Passed?
Starting Over. . .
Futile Treatment - Santa Monica Guidelines
The Body Of Evidence
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