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You are working at an area hospital dealing primarily with end-of-life decisions and palliative care. For this discussion, you will be reviewing the PSY605 End-of-Life Case Scenarios document and making recommendations based on the information provided in the scenarios.
All end-of-life choices and medical decisions have complex psychosocial components, ramifications, and consequences that have a significant impact on suffering and the quality of living and dying. The issues involved in this process of decision making are based on issues of developmental stage, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, health, family, and physical, cognitive, and psychosocial states. For your initial post, you will apply concepts from developmental psychology to recommended courses of action for either Roger or Geri.
To begin, carefully review the PSY605 End-of-Life Case Scenarios document, select one of the cases, then recommended course of action for the scenario selected by addressing the following questions:
Next, analyze and comment on the ethical considerations related to the scenario. Note how the APA's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Psy605 End Of Life Case Scenarios Case 1:
Length: 8 pages (1750 Words)
Handling patients who are faced with end-of- life, EOL, conflicts in deciding their mode of treatment and family life after their departure can be a tricky affair. Support staff need to examine the stability of the minds of such patients and their developmental process as well as their surrounding environment. They should consultatively help them make informed choices on the courses of actions to be taken in the remaining period of their lives.
Case 2: Geri
The best recommended course of action for the client at this time, and why
This is a case of an ethical dilemma, where two equally unfavorable choices appear and one has to be the case. There is a conflict as the struggle to make a worthy decision intensifies since no there is no explicit reason to govern the choice. Since the principal of autonomy has failed in this case where the patient seem not to have a decisive mind, we apply beneficence. The first action is to help the patient, Geri, contain her fears so as to avoid worsening her health condition by not worrying much of the future.