Discussing Values in Paramedic Practice

This case considers a 90-year-old woman presenting with new lethargy and left-sided chest/flank pain. The patient described a multi-week history of left-sided axial rib and flank pain, a 48-hour...

Mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers: an ethical dilemma?

Vaccine hesitancy is defined by the WHO as a ‘refusal or delay in vaccine acceptance despite availability of vaccine services’ (Butler and MacDonald, 2015)..

Respecting an autonomous decision to refuse life-saving treatment: a case study

‘in which autonomous patients are choosers who act intentionally, with understanding, and without controlling influences that determine their actions’. .

A human rights perspective on the use of social media by the ambulance services

‘Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and...

Does precedence trump in the origins of confidentiality?

‘All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or outside of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will...

Live tweeting by ambulance services: a growing concern

A brief analysis of a convenience sample of existing tweets found numerous breaches of professionalism and potential risks to public confidence using the legal and ethical measures identified above....

Principlism: when values conflict

The four principles approach to biomedical ethics provides a straightforward framework for considering moral dilemmas, and is based on four moral principles: respect for autonomy, beneficence,...

Pain: highlighting the law and ethics of pain relief in end-of-life patients

The developments that were envisaged by the Department of Health's (2000) healthcare reform plan have placed a wider scope of professional practice on many healthcare workers and have allowed for...

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