Ethical dilemmas

Choose any of the following ethical dilemmas, and write about it from a personal stand point.

Each one of these articles has a patient case within it. Just hit Ctrl and click on the article to access it. You must relate your dilemma paper to a patient situation, not just a hypothetical situation or a general discussion of the topic. You may use the case in the article, news story, or media piece as your patient & family situation. Choose the best one of the articles below and use the patient situation described to base your ethical dilemma paper on. You still need to find a peer reviewed article from a professional nursing or medical journal to support your dilemma thesis.

  1. Gender reassignment – http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sex-change-treatment-for-kids-on-the-rise/
  2. Genetic alteration to cure inborn diseases – http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/10/09/229167219/proposed-treatment-to-fix-genetic-diseases-raising-ethics-issues
  3. Marijuana use for children with seizures – http://time.com/pot-kids/
  4. End of life care Revealing the truth to a child who is dying – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1303641/Would-tell-YOUR-child-dying-cancer.html
  5. Abortion for adolescents – Who gets to decide? – http://www.lifenews.com/2015/06/29/school-nurse-took-teen-for-abortion-lied-to-her-parents-about-why-she-came-home-late/
  6. Minors right in refusing medical treatment –

         http://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/2012/10/hlaw1-1210.html

Another one:  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2008/nov/12/health-child-protection

Another one – http://time.com/3660088/connecticut-cancer-chemotherapy-cassandra/

7.Parents right to a healthcare interpreter –            http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2150609/

another one: http://nccccurricula.info/communication/D15.html

8.Munchausen syndrome by proxy dilemmas –    http://thestir.cafemom.com/breaking/178317/mother_made_me_sick_munchausen_syndrome_by_proxy

9.Sibling bone marrow donation- http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/13/2/148.full

Another one – Movie “My Sister’s Keeper”. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/my-sisters-keeper/summary.html (or you can download from Netflix and watch the movie)

10.Blood transfusion refusal – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3934270/

Another one:   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4260316/11.

Minors seeking birth control – http://www.aclupa.org/our-work/duvall-reproductive-freedom-project/minorsaccesstoconfidential/minors-health-care-and-the-law/

12Ambiguous genitalia – http://www.aissg.org/articles/PISA.HTM

Another one – http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_27935780/intersex-children-move-away-from-surgery-ambiguous-genitalia13.

13. Vaccine refusal and possible effects – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/us/father-of-boy-with-leukemia-asks-california-school-officials-to-bar-unvaccinated-students.html?_r=0

14. Lung transplantation rules for children – http://www.cbsnews.com/news/childs-lung-transplant-need-presents-complex-ethical-dilemma/

15.Healthcare decisions for minors of divorced parents –

http://www.camft.org/IAS/COS/Resources/Attorney_Articles/Bonnie/Consent_for_the_Treatment_of_Minors_with_Divorced_Parents.aspx

Another one- http://volokh.com/2012/03/08/childrens-immunizations-and-disputes-between-divorced-parents/

16.Punishment versus child abuse (cultural beliefs) – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/opinion/punishment-or-child-abuse.html

Another one – http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/09/19/349668828/a-decision-about-your-children-thats-also-about-your-parents

17.Childhood obesity versus parents right to determine family eating habits –

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/health/parents-denial-fuels-childhood-obesity-epidemic.html?_r=0

18.Plastic surgery and teens –

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/28/nadia-isle-bullied-georgi_n_1712548.html

19.Teen internet privacy versus risks and parents right to protect – http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Sadies-Story-Teens-Parents-Shine-Light-on-Suicide-Dark-Side-of-Internet-304787401.html

Another one – https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-gender-ourselves/201312/why-teens-need-privacy-online

20. Children who are bitten by a family dog, who is responsible, what is the ethical decision?

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/free-books/dog-book/chapter11-6.html  (see section Family Members for an Arizona dog bite case)

 

 

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