There are many ways that this episode can relate to ethics. The manner in which Dr. House approaches his duties, speaks to his colleague's and patient's, and the manner in which he carries himself, are all very ethically questionable.
This episode is about a woman named Lucille who is believed to be a schizophrenic. Lucille's young son cares for her, and while trying to assist her in retrieving disability money, Lucille releases a blood clot in her leg that travels to her heart and restricts the flow to her lungs. Hospitalized, Lucille comes into contact with Dr. House when he over hears that she is a schizophrenic. Dr. House immediately takes interest in her, and begins working on her case. Through the madness of broken rules, no concern for moral or ethical value, and trial and error Dr. House is able to cure Lucille by diagnosing her with Wilson's Disease, and treating her accordingly.
Dr. Gregory House is devoid of beside manner. He avoids patients like the plague, but loves a challenge. He wouldn't even speak to his patients if he could get away with it, because they "bore him." The only reason he seemed to show any interest in Lucille is, because she was supposedly a schizophrenic, and this perked his interest. No this behavior is not a moral flaw, but his avid problem with lying, cheating, stealing, and breaking and entering is.
Ethically Challenged 3
During regular rounds House is faced with a mother who has brought her daughter in for a step throat check. He is not only rude in telling the mother that the daughter does not have strep throat, but then insults the mother when she asks him to explain to her daughter that sugar is bad for her. He not only insists the mother buy a sugar cake, but a "damn sugar cake," at that. Dr. House's second routine check is a man with continuous hiccups. He patronizes the patient, insults his intelligence, and then insist that the patient... [continues]
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