Discuss the different viewpoints on the dilemma that could change the answer of how the situation should be handled by an employee.
This week, you learned about numerous ethical dilemmas in the healthcare field. These dilemmas are controversial or “hot button” topics in the medical field today. They range from questions about proper patient care and treatment to scientific improvements in medicine to decisions about life and death.
For this discussion prompt, you will use the St. Martha’s General Hospital Scenario. Choose any scenario, outline the facts from the scenario and how the situation was handled by the St. Martha’s employee or employees. Then, discuss other ways that the situation could have been or should have been handled by a healthcare employee. In this section, make sure to discuss whether a law exists that needs to be followed by the employee. If no law exists, discuss how the employee can determine the answer using ethical theories. Finally, discuss the different viewpoints on the dilemma that could change the answer of how the situation should be handled by an employee. These viewpoints can be beliefs based on law, religion, morals, needs of government or society, social needs, financial repercussions, etc.