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Seyed Mortaz S S, Delavar P, Zafarghandi N, Yektaei M R, Moarefi Q, Davati A, et al . Which Is The Most Determinative In Emergency Cases? Patient Autonomy or Physician's Decision: A Clinical Case-Study. ijme. 2018; 11 (1) :26-34
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5971-en.html
1- Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.
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A 62-year-old man referred to the emergency department 48 hours ago with chief complaint of repeated bloody vomiting. The patient is admitted and the necessary measures are taken. Within 24 hours, he received 6 units of blood. The patient has undergone endoscopy, but endoscopic endorsement has failed to stop the bleeding. The surgeon consulted and visited the patient. He considered urgent emergency laparotomy. The patient is alert and refuses surgery. The hemodynamic status of the patient is not stable and gastrointestinal bleeding continues. These questions are posed to medical staff and hospital managers: "What is our duty”? "Should we respect the choice of the patient and witness the progress of the disease and deterioration of the patient's condition"? "Can he be discharged from the hospital on the basis of the patient's refusal to take medical treatment"? "Can we take appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic measures with the use of legal capacity and support despite patient’s opposition? "How can one regard autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence at the same time, in this situation "? In this study, which is one of the problems of medical ethics, the ethical, legal, and health aspects of the presented patient are discussed.
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Type of Study: بررسی یک مورد بالینی | Subject: اخلاق پزشکی
Received: 2018/01/28 | Accepted: 2018/07/23

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