It is now possible to keep a patient alive, which would not have been possible in former times, with modern medical sciences and technological advancements. This has created ethical, moral and legal issues that affect the patient and their families, healthcare providers and societies.
a)Briefly describe the major ethical issues related to end-of-life(EOL) care
Advanced technology is often used that can prolong life or prolong the dying process
There are multiple disciplines involved in the patient’s care
b)Select one ethical EOL issue and discuss the associated dilemmas faced by healthcare providers in a hospital
c)Using a structured ethical decision framework or model, explain how healthcare providers resolve such ethical dilemmas