Your answer should be well formed, and should reflect what youve learned from the module readings, as well as any life experience you have had with health care systems.
After examining Mr. J, Dr. Z informs him that he needs surgery. Mr. J replies that he would like to have a second opinion. Dr. Z, agitated, tells the patient to go ahead and ask another doctor for a second opinion, but I dont think you will hear anything different. Has Dr. Z acted ethically? Explain your answer.
Government, ethics, and law —-module objectives, especially regarding privacy, public policy, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, the Patient Self-determination Act, and HIPAA. Privacy does not appear in the U.S. Constitution or the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled about privacy interests with the following amendments to the Constitution: First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth.
The federal government, concerned about privacy, has enacted laws relating to the collection, storage, transmission, and disclosure of personal data.
Congress had to create an act because it was alarmed by the increased number of malpractice cases and wanted to improve the quality of medical care.
Individuals should be judicious about preparing for the time when they or their legal representatives may have to make decisions about medical treatment, including the use of life-sustaining measures.