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1 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues of the healthcare professional

2 Divide the students into groups of 3-4. Distribute handout. Students will brainstorm and record: what they know and want to know about legal and ethical issues in healthcare. why this information is important to a healthcare professional

3 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Importance for the healthcare professional to understand legal and ethical issues 1. Knowledge of legal responsibilities 2. Limitations of practice 3. Implications of their actions 3

4 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Importance for the healthcare professional to understand legal and ethical issues 4. Protection of a. Healthcare professionals b. Patients c. Co-workers d. Facility 4

5 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Importance for the healthcare professional to understand legal and ethical issues 5. Ethical behavior ensures a. Quality patient care b. Positive work relationships c. Well-managed workplace 5

6 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Legal and ethical dilemmas encountered by healthcare professionals 6

7 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Abortion Termination of a pregnancy Termination of a pregnancy Spontaneous Spontaneous Induced Induced Abortion is legal. What are the ethical issues? 7

8 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Legal and Ethical Dilemmas End of life 8

9 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Euthanasia ( ( mercy killing) Voluntary Involuntary Assisted The act of ending the life of an individual in a painless manner. Individual is usually suffering from a terminal illness. 9

10 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Advanced Directives Legal documents that allow the patient to state the end of life treatments they would or would not want, in the event that they become unable to make those decisions. 10

11 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Dilemmas Living Will Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Living Will Patients document that states specific measures to be taken or not taken to prolong life. Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Hydration Medication 11

12 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Power of Attorney Legal and Ethical Issues Power of Attorney Document that names the person that will make healthcare decisions for the patient that is unable to do so. 12

13 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Organ Donation The removal of healthy tissues from one person for the purpose of transplanting them into another person. Donor can be living or recently deceased. phic.com/channel/videos/th e-kidney-trade/ 13

14 Facilitate discussion and have students record their responses to how a legal right can present an ethical issue.

15 1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Research and Experimental Treatment Healthcare research seeks to develop treatments for a disease process, or to establish new knowledge for health and wellness maintenance. Healthcare research seeks to develop treatments for a disease process, or to establish new knowledge for health and wellness maintenance. AIDS AIDS Stem Cell Stem Cell Cancer Research Cancer Research 15


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