Flashcards in Issues/facts to know Deck (12)
When was NICE formed and what does it stand for?
National Institute for Clinical Excellence
How many foundation trusts are there?
what does AIDS stand for?
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
What does the GMC do?
General Medical Council- a governing body that protects, promotes and maintains the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.
Who are the BMA?
British Medical Association- the professional medial association and trade union for doctors and medical students
What is autonomy
respect patient's right to self-determination
What is beneficence
to do 'good' i.e help the patient
What is non-maleficence
to not do harm
How can you establish and assess competence?
By using the Gillick competence principles.
Things to consider with Opt in vs Opt out organ donation.
opt in: consent must be given or asked for
opt out: consent must be actively removed
opt out = more organ donors = more lives to help
90% of UK believe it is the right thing to do whereas only 1/3rd on register so opt in system doesn't reflect majority of of people's desire.
Autonomy- still the decision of the individual however when change happened in Wales 30% unaware system change therefore important to make sure people informed!
When considering ethical scenarios such as euthanasia and abortion what should you consider first?
Legality- i.e. in UK euthanasia is illegal