Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: a | Slide: 13
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethics and professionalism
Slide content:Ethical Dilemma Occurs when someone must choose between conflicting ethical principles 8.3 Figure: Ethical dilemma (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, 2012). 13
Slide notes:A conflict between ethical principles is called an ethical dilemma . People working in the health care field are often faced with ethical dilemmas, and although the four principles are a guide, they do not always provide an answer. For example, a doctor may be unsure whether to recommend withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from a very premature infant who is not expected to survive. Another example of an ethical dilemma is how to decide which patient should receive a kidney that has become available for transplant. 13