Can she just be put to sleep painlessly?”

Published by

Nov 13, 2022

s

Struggling with a similar assignment? Don’t know where to start? Don’t have time to work on this? Get a high-quality paper written for you from scratch – PLAGIARISM FREE, guaranteed to get you a good grade. To get started, please click on the Submit Your Instructions at the bottom of the page.

Written Assignment for MODULE 9 SEVERELY IMPAIRED NEWBORNS, FUTILITY AND INFANTICIDE From: Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION.6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company,2000 . Page 185 Scenario #8
I had been working as a bioethics advisor at University Hospital for three months before I was called in to consult on a pediatrics case. Br. Savano, the attending obstetrician, asked me to meet with him and Dr. Hinds, one of the staff surgeons, to talk with the father of a newborn girl. I went to the consulting room with Dr. Hinds to Joel Blake. From what Dr. Savano had already told me, I knew that Mr. Blake was in his early twenties and worked as clerk at a discount store called the Bargain Barn. The Baby’s mother was Hilda Godgeburn, and she and Mr. Blake were not married. Mr. Blake was very nervous. He knew that the baby had been born just three hours or so before and that Ms. Godgeburn was in very good condition. But Dr. Savano had not told him anything about the baby.
“I’m sorry to have to tell you this,” Dr. Savano said. “But the baby was born with severe defects.”
“My God,” Blake said. “What’s the matter?” “It’s a condition called spina bifida,” Dr. Savano said. “There’s a hole in the baby’s back just below the shoulder blades, and some of the nerves from the spine are protruding through it. The baby will have little or no control over her legs, and she won’t be able to control her bladder of bowels.” Br. Savano paused to see if Mr. Blake was understanding him. “The legs and feet are also deformed to some extent because of the defective spinal nerves.”
Mr. Blake was shaking his head, paying close attention but hardly able to accept what he was being told.
“There’s one more thing,” Dr. Savano said. “The spinal defect is making the head fill up with liquid from the spinal canal. That’s putting pressure on the brain. We can be sure that the brain is already damaged, but if the pressure continues the child will die.”
“Is there anything that can be done?” Blake asked. “Anything at all?”
Dr. Savano nodded to Dr. Hinds. “We can do a lot,” Dr. Hinds said. “We can drain the fluid from the head, repair the opening in the spine, and later we can operate on the feet and legs.”
“Then why aren’t you doing it?” Mr. Blake asked. “Do I have to agree to it? If I do, then I agree. Please go ahead.” “It’s not that simple,” Dr. Hinds. “You see, we can perform surgery, but that won’t turn your baby into a normal child. She will always be paralyzed and mentally retarded. To what extent, we can’t say now. Her bodily wastes will have to be drained to the outside by means of artificial devices that we’ll have to connect surgically. There will have to be several operations, probably, to get the drain from her head to work properly. A number of operations on her feet will be necessary.”
“Oh, God,” Mr. Blake said. “Hilda and I can’t take it. We don’t have enough money for the operations. And even if we did, we would have to spend the rest of our lives taking care of the child.”
“The child could be put into a state institution, “ Dr. Hinds said.
“That’s even worse,” Mr. Blake said. “Just handling our problem to somebody else. And what kind of life would she have? A pitiful, miserable life.” None of the rest of us said anything. “You said she would die without the operation to drain her head,” Mr. Blake said. “How long would that take?”
“A few hours, perhaps,” Dr. Savano said. “But we can’t be sure. It may take several days, and conceivably she might not die at all.”
“Oh, God,” Mr. Blake said again. “I don’t want her to suffer. Can she just be put to sleep painlessly?”
Dr. Savano didn’t answer the question. He seemed not even to hear it. “We’ll have to talk to Ms. Godgeburn also,” he said. “ And before you make up your mind for good, I ant you to talk with the bioethics advisor. You two discuss the matter, and the advisor will perhaps bring out some things you haven’t though about. Dr. Hinds will leave you both together now. Let me know when you’ve reached your final decision and we’ll talk again.” ASSIGNMENT MODULE 9 Critical Thinking
Using the DIALECTICAL PROCESS state what your ethical position would be concerning the Blake child and why. You are to take a position and defend it. How would you advise Mr. Blake of what would be morally correct or acceptable. You should use some ethical principle to decide what you think is the morally correct thing to do. You must state those principles and explain how they have been applied to the situation. You should indicate that you have rejected alternative positions to your own and the reasons why you have done so. In so doing you need to enunciate clearly the values and ethical principle(s) you are using to both reject the alternative positions and to defend or support your own. The ethical principles were presented in Module/Chapter 2 and include Egoism, Utility, Natural Law, Categorical Imperative, Maxi-Min Principle, Existentialism, Feminism. Refer to one or more of these as ethical principles when answering assignments. Do not use the Moral Principles of Health Care as Ethical Principles. The Moral Principles involved in Health Care include: Autonomy, Informed Consent, Truth Telling, Confidentiality, Privacy. These are NOT the basic ethical principles such as include Egoism, Utility, Natural Law, Categorical Imperative, Maxi-Min Principle, Existentialism, Feminism. The moral principles are popular and recognized in several ways in health care including in “codes” and in statements of “rights” because there are so many of the Basic Ethical Principles that support the moral judgment that these MORAL Principles of Health Care are a MORALLY GOOD THING.
Use this template or form to make certain that you include each part of the process-parts a to e
Label your parts with the letters a to e to make very clear that you have done each part.
Dialectical thinking: the 5 parts
a. Take a position on this question or issue Be as exact as you can be. Be precise in your use of language (ethical principles and values).
b. Provide the reasons why you think this position is better defended by reason and evidence than are the alternative positions Position defended using reasoning (ethical principles and values) in support of the judgment (conclusion of the argument). You state the reasons why the position you take makes sense and has evidence and reasons (ethical principles and values) to support it other than your feelings or personal preference or your opinion or what you were brought up to believe or what just about everyone you know thinks or believes. Philosophers have offered such reasons (ethical principles and values). and evidence for the positions they have taken and you should consider them and if you agree you can and should so state them in support of your own position.
c. State the reasons why you found the other positions that use other (ethical principles and values). flawed or less defensible than the one you are defending d. State the criticisms of your position from those who use other (ethical principles and values).
e. Respond to those criticisms from those using other (ethical principles and values).-a rebuttal- how do you defend your position in light of those criticisms?
____VIDEO on Dialectical Process http://www.youtube.com/user/PhilipPecorino#play/uploads/21/zziTWJPbYyU__________________
textbook reference: https://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/MEDICAL_ETHICS_TEXT/Chapter_9_Severely_Impaired_Newborns/CONTENTS.htm

n

Need Writing Help? Our writing specialists are here 24/7, every day of the year, ready to support you! Instantly chat with an online tutor below or click here to submit your paper instructions to the writing team.

More than just an assignment.

GET THE GRADES YOU DESERVE | A OR A- GUARANTEED
NO MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS DOING RESEARCH
NO MORE LATE POINTS DEDUCTIONS 
GET A QUALITY PAPER SENT TO YOUR EMAIL
GET GOOD GRADES ON YOUR ASSIGNMENTS
Explore Now →

Who is this homework service for?

* If you are having a really hard class and want to get through it, then this is for you.

* If you have a medical emergency or someone close to you has a medical emergency and you don’t think you’ll be able to turn your assignment on time, this is definitely a service you could use.

* You can use us if you are having a tough Professor who won’t give you the grades you deserve.

* If you have a tight work schedule and you are getting points deducted for not submitting assignments on time.

* English might not be your first language and you feel like you are being left behind in class because of it.

* If you have a large project coming up and don’t think you have enough time to get it done well, definitely reach out to us.

TALK TO SUPPORT
{

Super stoked you are checking us out! We would like to help you with your assignment. We just need a few things from you:

* The full assignment instructions as they appear on your school account.

* If a Rubric is present, make sure to attach it.

* Any relevant weekly readings or learning resources.

* Include any special announcements or emails you might have gotten from your Professor regarding your assignment.

* Any templates or additional files required to complete the assignment.

If your assignment is somewhat complex and you need to explain it, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via live chat. 

 

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How soon can I get my paper done?

It depends with your deadline. If you need your paper completed in 3 hours, we will deliver it in that time. All you need to do is indicate your deadline in our custom order page here. Alternatively, if you are sending us your instructions via email, please be sure to indicate your deadline.

Will it be completely original? I don't want to be caught in a case of Academic Integrity Violation.

We are as paranoid as you are. Maybe even more! And we understand that the greatest sin you can commit in your academic journey is plagiarizing your academic work. To that end, we have made sure that we check and double-check our papers using high quality plagiarism detection tools such as SafeAssign and Turnitin before submitting the paper to you.

Who is my writer? Is he/she a native English Speaker?

All our writers are native English Speakers. That is not to say that ESL writers are not good, we just prefer hiring native writers because we want the very best people working on your paper. This might mean paying a little bit more for your paper as opposed to when you pay a foreign company whose writers are non-native English Speakers.

What if I need revisions? Will your charge additional for this?

Of course not! If you do happen to require a revision on your paper, our team will handle it for you free of charge. Matter of fact, we won’t rest till you are happy with your paper. So, ask for as many revisions as you need, it’s completely FREE!

Will you give me my money back if I don't like my paper?

We have very few instances where we delivered a paper that a client didn’t fall in love with. But if it so happens that you don’t like your paper for any reason whatsoever, we’ll refund your money back no questions asked.

I have more assignments after this, can you help me with those too?

Of course! And what’s even better is that we can reserve a writer permanently to work on your entire class. This comes in handy for projects which build up on each other and where you need just one writer, one writing style.

I got my order information wrong, can I change that?

Yes you can. Just reach out to our support team via email (support@essaynook.com) or live chat here and they’ll help you change the instructions.

Can I place an order via email instead of going through the order page?

Yes you can. Email Anna at anna@essaynook.com, she’s in charge of our sales team. Alternatively, you can talk to our Live Chat team here and request to speak to Anna.

Trusted by Thousands of Students

Delivering quality assignments since 2007

%d bloggers like this: