Vernon Thacker, Maria Quimba
HLT 305- Legal and Ethical Principles in Health Care
As days, hours, and seconds past by, we are growing older. This is an inevitable reality that no one can stop from occurring. No matter what we do or how we go about doing it, the process of aging is set and stone. Throughout this essay I will portray how I personally and carefully will examine a patient’s case that is suffering from gall stone pain. I will examine her case by analyzing six chief principles that include; the principle of utility, equality, need, contribution, effort, and autonomy.
To begin with, this patient is fifty-two years old ...view middle of the document...
Such principle signifies that everything is distributed in an equal manner. As mentioned previously, because this patient does not have AHCCCS it is fair that she is treated with nonsurgical treatment that will not be at a higher cost than her family can afford. Furthermore, the principle of need is imperative to grasp because this principle focuses on those with the utmost needs receive the supreme share. In other words, our patient is in need of gall stone treatment. She is a fifty-two year old woman coming in for the same exact problem for the forth time within eight years. She deserves to be treated with care and compassion to help her process of recovering go well.
Also, the principle of contribution somewhat goes along with the principle of need. Contribution means to input something whether it is time or energy. Our patient has dedicated her time, energy, and patience to help her cope in a healthy manner. It is obvious that she is concerned about her health. Due to this matter, she should receive non-surgical treatment. Not to mention, her energy and patience requires effort. The principle of effort comes into play. This principle reveals that...