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HLSC220 Health Care Ethics Summative Assessment

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Case Study One Part A

John works in the emergency department of a busy tertiary hospital. It is the middle of winter, and the hospital is running at full capacity with all beds occupied. An Influenza outbreak has affected a significant number of hospital staff across all areas. Providing sufficient staff for care delivery has been particularly challenging over the past two weeks.
Questions 1 & 2 relate to Part A of the case study

1. Define the bioethical principle of justice and discuss the relationship between justice and the provision of health care resources. (200 Words).

2.Define utilitarianism explain how this theory could be applied to this situation.(200 Words).

Case Study One Part B

John is concerned with his personal safety and the safety of his family. He and his wife have had their Influenza vaccine however they have twins that are only 3 months old and cannot be vaccinated until they are 6 months old. John is wondering if he should take some time off work to protect his family. However, he knows this will further reduce the limited staffing in the emergency room.
Question 3 relates to Part B of the case study

3.Define deontology and discuss John’s situations from a deontological perspective. (200 Words).

Case Study One Part C

Several of John’s non-health care provider friends are refusing to get the Influenza vaccine stating “they are not afraid of a little flu” and it is “their right to choose to get vaccinated or not”.
Question 4 & 5 relate to Part C of the case study

4. Define the bioethical principle of autonomy and discuss autonomy as related to these perspectives (200 Words).

5. Describe the notion of ‘ethical relativism’ and discuss this notion as it relates to the case study. (200 Words).

Parvati works in a residential aged care facility that provides a living environment for older people living with dementia. Many residents in the dementia unit have advanced care directives however some residents do not. Residents without an advanced care directive do not have guidelines for resuscitation or life-sustaining treatment. This may create an ethical dilemma for staff providing care.
Questions 6, 7 and 8 relate to this part of the case study

Case Study Two Part A

6. Define consequentialism and discuss the care of residents requiring resuscitation or life-sustaining treatment without advanced care directives from a
consequentialist perspective. (200 Words).

7.Define the bioethical principle of beneficence and discuss the relationship between beneficence and provision of care for people with impaired cognitive
capacity in a residential aged care facility (200 Words).

8.Define the bioethical principle of non-maleficence and discuss the relationship between non-maleficence and provision of care for people with impaired cognitive capacity in a residential aged care facility (200 Words).

Case Study Two Part B

The advanced care directive is completed upon admission to the dementia unit.Frequently the health of these persons rapidly declines, where the advanced care directive may no longer reflect the wishes of the person. This often creates an ethical dilemma for staff providing care.
Questions 9 & 10 relate to Part B of the case study

9. Define virtue ethics and explain how Pavarti may approach this type of situation from a virtue ethics perspective. (200 Words).
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10. Discuss the ethical requirements and ethical importance of codes of conduct,codes of ethics and duty of care related to the care of older persons with dementia or other conditions with impaired cognitive capacity. (200 Words).

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