The ethical dilemma presented is whether to respect the patient’s autonomy and compromise standards of care or ignore the patient’s wishes to save her life.
Jehovah’s witness (YHWH) does not accept blood transfusion or blood products, based on biblical readings. When such group of people need health care, their faith and belief is an obstacle for their proper treatment, and poses legal, ethical and medical challenges for attending health care provider. This paper presents the moral and ethical dilemma that clinicians face in the healthcare industry who care for and treat Jehovah’s Witnesses who are placed in a critical situation due to medical life-threatening situations.
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