Ealthcare Law & Ethics class online discussion

Consider this case: the patient you are treating is an elderly man who presented with breathing difficulties and reduced pulse oximetry. His condition has continued to deteriorate until now he is non-ambulatory and is developing pneumonia. He can no longer communicate with the health care team and the decision is focused on whether to put him on a respirator. The physician does not think the respirator would be curative; in other words, she thinks the patient would become dependent on the respirator and would not likely ever be off the respirator. He is a widower and his daughter has been the most frequent family member present at the hospital. She tells the health care team that her father would not want to be put on a respirator, so she does not want it ordered. During the conversation between the health care team and the patients daughter, a breathless man comes running down the hall and identifies himself as the older son of the patient. Do everything for my father. Spare no expense. I want every possible procedure done to keep him alive.

What is the most appropriate action for the health care team to take and explain your answer?

This paper does not have to be 2 full pages, I merely wanted to pay for your effort. Furthermore, I can extend the deadline on this project.

Although no sources are required, ALL sources do need to be cited; therefore, if you provide an informative statement, please back-up the information with a credible source.

This is not a required source, but the textbook for this class is provided below in APA format:

Purtilo, R.B., Doherty, R.F. (2011). Ethical dimensions in the health professions. (5th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders Publishing.

Ealthcare Law & Ethics class online discussion

Question and answer format is acceptable. This is not a formal paper rather an informal and straightforward two-part discussion for an online class, with each discussion consisting of one full page. If an example is used, please do not imitate ideas from Internet sites (they will be discovered), and please do not use first person examples (they will need to be revised). Also, please do not repeat or restate information, ideas, or opinions, rather follow up the initial statement with proof via a citation or example.

Discussion One:

A Radiation Technologist inherited a substantial sum of money from her grandfather. She wants to use that money to buy into a partnership, which owns an imaging group. Is there anything that seems unethical about such an arrangement? Could the arrangement be made ethical by full disclosure of the ownership interest to all patients?

Discussion Two:

Some have suggested that the sale of organs in the U.S. would increase the supply of viable organs for transplant. Others have said that only voluntary donation is ethical under the U.S. system of medicine. Should someone in India, for example, be permitted to sell a kidney for $40,000 when there is a willing buyer from the U.S. who is in need of a kidney? What are the issues here?

Although no sources are required, ALL sources do need to be cited; therefore, if you provide an informative statement, please back-up the information with a credible source.

This is not a required source, but the textbook for this class is provided below in APA format:

Purtilo, R.B., Doherty, R.F. (2011). Ethical dimensions in the health professions. (5th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders Publishing.