1. Describe how you would respond to Mr. Newcombs request.
I would respond to Mr. Newcombs request by giving him what he wants. I would reply to him that I would fulfill his request and say that I will tell his wife that he was busy for a few hours so he could see his mistress. It is not my place to pass judgement and decide what goes on in my patients private life. Furthermore it is not my place to intervene, however it is my role to speak out and represent my patients wishes. Additionally I should put my feelings aside when advocating for the patient. I dont know what goes on behind closed doors. I dont know the full story, nor do I want to. I am just fulfilling a dying mans last wishes.
2. Evaluate how you applied the principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, and justice to the scenario.
Autonomy giving the patient power in his own decision making. It is not my place to make emotional decisions for him, nor do I want to. It is not ethical to state my opinion or decide for the patient. The decision has to come from him and him alone.
Justice I could try and block the patients decision to see his mistress one last time, but who am I to pass judgement? Whos to say my way is the right way. It would not be ethical for me to say what is right or wrong.
Benefience I would be applying this princi...