Ethics Game Simulation

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Ethics Game Simulation
Margot Rivera
HCS 478 Health Law and Ethics
December 3, 2012
Barbara Scheibe

Ethics Game Simulation
The ethics game simulation involved two case scenarios. The first case dealt with a conflict of core ethics in how to care properly for a teenage pregnant female whose parents desire to limit medical interventions for a prolonged labor. The young patient is a teenager whose labor is progressing slowly and her parents have stated they want no assistance done for her. This situation places both mom and unborn child at an increased risk for injury and possibly death. The second case involves affording the same rights to a domestic couple as a traditionally married couple. In this scenario, a male visitor is not allowed access to his gay partner or included in the decision making process of the patient’s health care. The conflict deals with denying access to the male visitor simply because his status of being the spouse of a gay male patient is not being acknowledged. This is discrimination and against the policy of the facility. The steps taken in each scenario was to identify first the ethical problems or issues at the center of each conflict. Each case involves clashes of ethics and before any resolution can be implemented, each ethical dilemma must be pinpointed. The second step was to identify each of the primary stakeholders of each crisis. Stakeholders are the persons of interest in each case that would be directly affected by any solution chosen to end the situation. Responsibilities and duties for each stakeholder are considered followed by a review of which options are the best choice to resolve the crisis. The selection of the best decision was chosen based on the criteria of fulfilling the duties to all stakeholders in each case. Final choices were viewed using the results lens, relationship lens, and the reputation lens for comparison. The rights and responsibility lens was the largest influence on the decisions made to...
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