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The four principles covered in this topic deal with four core values to be sought after and upheld in healthcare; these four are autonomy, beneficience, nonmaleficence, and justice. How do you know which of these four applies to what?
Below you will find a list of sample healthcare situations. To get credit for your substantive post, copy and paste the names of each patient from this list into your reply, and for each patient identify which principle is at the heart of his/her medical issue (autonomy, beneficience, nonmaleficence, or justice), and a one-sentence reason why you chose that one. (By the way, you may or may not use all four principles.)
Terry Schaivo is in a coma with no advanced medical directive. Her husband wants to pull the feeding tube and allow her to die; her parents want the feeding tube to remain in case she wakes.
Due to advances in medical technology, Tina has discovered the gender of her baby extremely early; she had wanted a different gender, and since abortions are still available at this stage of the pregnancy, she requests one.
CJ is a working adult and a veteran with chronic nerve pain in his leg from combat. He learns that medical marijuana may help his intense bouts of pain, and requests his medical team look into prescribing him some form of medical cannabis, which this medical practice has never done before.
Ryan, a 19-year-old college athlete, is rushed to the ER in the middle of the night with piercing chest pain. The nurse on duty administers a painkiller, and passes the patient to a second nurse who wheels Ryan to get X-rayed. Ryan insists on standing up for the X-ray, but passes out from the effects of the painkiller, bruising his head on the machine as he collapses.