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Unit 8 Discussion

Your initial response should be at least 150 words of content; subsequent responses to your classmates or instructor should be at least 75 words. Be sure to review the Discussion Board Grading Rubric for all other requirements.

Medical Ethics

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To gain practice in assessing the importance of medical ethics, discuss with your classmates 1–2 past experiences or scenarios in which you have been involved where ethics played a large role in the decision. Ensure that you do not include any confidential or protected information when discussing your scenarios.

Response to Unit 8 Discussion

Adriel Melendez Orozco posted Dec 23, 2019 3:52 PM

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Good evening all,

During a normal procedure at work we had a patient who came in like any other, he was checked out by my doc, the peri operative nurse and the anesthesia provider and shortly after the patient was brought into the operating room. Unlike most patients, this one described an unusual amount of pain in a place where doc was not even working on. After several injections of local anesthetic and time passed to let it take effect, the surgeon continued to work, shortly after the patient began yelling uncontrollably and the we began to carefully hold him down and talk the patient into calming down. With no progress being made with the patient and the vital signs beginning to go crazy, my doc and the anesthesia provider both agreed that they were no longer comfortable continuing the procedure and to my relief the surgery stopped right then and there and the patient was leveled out and the surgical set up was taken down in a matter of seconds. Eventually the patient was calmed down, though has no memory of the event happening, the patient’s vitals re stabilized and once the surgical team agreed that we can restart the procedure and we proceeded without further incident. Decisions like these are just one of the many that can occur an any moment, even in the most simplistic procedures, there are times where deciding to stop could be what is best for the patient as opposed to further induce them to finish the task.