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A Medical Ethics Case Study
Ed is dying. How should his wishes for medical treatment be carried out? As the case unfolds, students explore the rights and responsibilities of doctors, patients, and patient representatives regarding difficult medical decisions. Specifically, students consider the ramifications of Advance Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney. The case was written for an introductory biology course, but could easily be used in or modified for a human anatomy and physiology, introductory nursing, or medical ethics course.
|Keywords:||Medical ethics; patient care; end-of-life decisions; advance directive; durable power of attorney; living will; healthcare proxy; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; HIPPA|
|Topical Area:||Ethics, Legal issues|
|Educational Level:||Undergraduate upper division, Professional (degree program), General public & informal education, Continuing education|
|Type/Method:||Dilemma/Decision, Discussion, Role-Play|
|Subject Headings:||Medicine (General) Biology (General) Nursing|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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