A baby is born weighing less than one pound in the 23rd week of life. The child will and has required extensive (and expensive) medical care and treatments. The mother is on public assistance (welfare) and the care is being paid for by Medicaid. The child has gone from one crisis to another. The doctors want to stop treating the infant as they believe that she will be severely brain damaged in the end and will most likely not survive. They want to turn off her respirator. They say that it is a waste of public funds to help her. The mother wants all possible treatment. You are the hospital administrator. Should you agree? Resolve the issue using the 7 step decision making model.
You will be assigned an ethics case scenario.
You are to do a PowerPoint presentation that you will post up on the week 13 discussion board. The assignment is worth 12% of your grade. If you do not do this assignment, the best grade you can possibly get in this class will be an 88%.
Slide 1: Your name, our class name and your topic and date.
Slide 2: Your ethical case scenario.
Slides 1-7 – See pages 19-20 in your e-text – the Seven Step Decision Making Model
Last Slide: Citation for your sources in APA format.
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