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Ethical Issues

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AUTHORS:
Joseph Mort
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. List the four pillars of medical ethics.
  2. Explain the concept of informed consent and the required components to satisfy this ethical obligation.
  3. Explain how to assess for decisional capacity.
  4. Be familiar with types of documentation used for patients without decisional capacity.
  5. Understand how to decide who is a patient’s surrogate decision maker and the concept of substituted judgement.
  6. Explain code status and the role of DNR orders.
  7. Explain the therapeutic relationship and actions that can be taken when there is failure to cooperate with this relationship.
  8. Describe the ethics of pain relief for terminally ill patients.
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 8e > Preferences of Patients > 2.2 DECISIONAL CAPACITY
Required
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 8e > Preferences of Patients > 2.3 DECISION MAKING FOR THE MENTALLY INCAPACITATED PATIENT
Required
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 8e > Preferences of Patients > 2.4 SURROGATE DECISION MAKERS
Required
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 8e > Medical Indications > 1.3 CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND ORDERS NOT TO RESUSCITATE
Optional
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 8e > Preferences of Patients > 2.5 FAILURE TO COOPERATE IN THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP
Required
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 8e > Quality of Life > 3.4 PAIN RELIEF FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS
Required
Case File
AccessMedicine > Resident Readiness®: Internal Medicine > Case 31 > Establishing Code Status
Required

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