Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:
Ethical dilemmas in healthcare are not always about life and death, but these are faced by healthcare professionals every day in their interactions with patients. Consider the scenario in this video about a patient’s request for painkillers to relieve his dental pain.
After viewing the video and considering the possible decisions that the dentist can make, answer the following questions:
- What ethical principles are involved in this case and what are the steps in the ethical decision-making process that the dentist should use to come to an ethical decision?
- If you were the dentist, what do you think is the best ethical decision and why?