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GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

NAME: VANESSA NOA

04/26/2019

,GRAND CANYON

U N I V E R S I T Y

Applying the Four Principles: Case Study

Part 1: Chart (60 points)

Based on the " Healing and Autonomy" case study , fill out all the relevant boxes below. Provide the information by means of bullet points or a well-structured paragraph in the box. Gather as much data as possible.

Medical Indications

Beneficence and Nonmaleficence

Patient Preferences

Autonomy

· In terms of beneficence , it would have beneficial to James if

he started the dialysis earlier rather than a week later.

· It is also beneficial that if possible James gets a kidney transplant from his brother rather than wait another. The wait might expose James to other health complications that

are not present at the moment

· In terms of nonma leficence, having James treated as soon as possible or getting a kidney transplant wrn go a lon g way avoid worsening James situation or the intrnduction of other

complications.

· In tenns of autonomy , as much as health decisions of minors lies in their guardians or parents , it is

important that their autonomy is respected. Samuel should not be forced to give up one of his kidney to save his brother if he is not up to it.

· As much as Mike and Joanne believe in God, their belief should not have been forced to James considering his health was on the line. James should

have gotten the dialysis considering his condition was severe.

Qua lity of Life

Beneficence , Nonmaleficence, Autonomy

Contextual Features

Justice and Fairness

· The consideration to wait for a year to see if the faith that Mike and Joan have for their son is sufficient threatens the …