Ethical Issues

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What are some examples of ethical issues
Treatment of self inflicted issues, cost of treatment, turning off life support, transplants, withholding distressing information, using humans for trials
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What may prevent heart surgery from going ahead
If the patient is obese
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What might a surgeon ask an obese person to do before having an operation
Show commitment to losing weight
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Why may an obese patient be refused an operation on the heart
Aneasthesia is more risky, Recovery is more risky, More cost effective with a non-obese person, Patient may have more heart problems is they don't lose weight
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What ethical issues must be taken into account during clinical trials
Risk to patient, Is the patient aware it is a trial, Ethics of animal testing, Are patients competent to agree, Objection from religious groups, How patients are chosen
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