Health and social care management
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Ethical dilemmas arise when a difficult problem cannot be solved in a way that will satisfy everyone who is involved. The dilemma might occur when a situation arises that involves a choice between equally unsatisfactory alternatives.There are decreasing levels of capacity in patients and disorientation and physical frailty. Carers, professionals and care workers,should be working together in partnership to resolve difficult decisions and supporting the patients.like In the case of Mrs M who is a 67 year old lady,that smoke and drink,she have refusing to stop,and her health has deteriorate even more. The doctor,manager and the social worker is in a dilemma about the situation but they can provide as much information as possible about the risks involved and make sure that she understands the information giving to her that so she can make the right decision about her health,if the doctor refuse to give mrs m stronger painkiller it can be interpreted as neglect by CQC, family and staff.
These principles should guide all health professionals when making assessment and treatment decisions.
Autonomy is violated when a practitioner dishonours patients’ rights to choose how they