NUR 3829 Keiser University Ethical and Legal Issues Essay

I’m working on a health & medical case study and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Seven-year-old Lucy needs a liver transplant. She was born with a condition where the liver did not properly develop. She has been on the waiting list for 3 years. A liver that matches Lucy’s blood type and other markers has become available, but Lucy’s congenital problems have already cost the Children’s Hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars. Her parents have declared bankruptcy and are on Medicaid.

How does the ethical principle of justice play a role in this scenario?

Lucy is a minor. How can her parents help include her in the decision-making process for this procedure?

Sometimes the principle of autonomy (freedom to make choices about one’s life) and justice conflict. Explain how they may be at odds in this situation.