Medical ethics refers to the standards of conduct that provide the foundation for the appropriate action to be taken when practicing medicine. Physicians face a number of ethical issues as they try to meet recommendations set by hospitals and insurance providers. Ideally, ethical principles should define the interaction between healthcare professionals and their patients.
Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare
Review the following Web site:
American Medical Association (AMA). (2012). Medical ethics.Retrieved from http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/code-medical-ethics.page
Select a current healthcare ethical dilemma that is of interest to you. Write a 2–3-page report in Word format.
Include the following:
- Describe the healthcare-related ethical dilemma including parties involved and the people affected.
- Examine the implications of your selected healthcare-related ethical dilemma.
- Choose one or more of the principles from the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Code of Medical Ethics that would apply to this situation.
- Recommend strategies for resolving the selected healthcare ethical dilemma.