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Ethical Issues

Joseph Mort
  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.
AccessMedicine > Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 9e > Preferences of Patients > 2.2 DECISIONAL CAPACITY
AccessMedicine > Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 9e > Quality of Life > 3.4 PAIN RELIEF FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS
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AccessMedicine > Resident Readiness®: Internal Medicine > Case 31 > Establishing Code Status


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