attentionhoard (attentionhoard) wrote,

Ethical Dilemma

In my Health and Medical Ethics class, we're discussing practical situations that may arise for health professionals and the ethical questions raised by each. For the most part, because I tend to have a pretty defined moral/ethical code, I can come to a firm decision and supportive argument for each.

However, this one has me stumped. What do you all think?

A patient dying of AIDS asks to be released from the hospital in order to return home and commit suicide. What is the hospital's responsibility in regards to this patient's request?


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