When a Patient Requests a Potentially Ineffective Treatment

TitleWhen a Patient Requests a Potentially Ineffective Treatment
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
Date Published03/1995
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsMEDICINE , PHARMACY , professional responsibility
AbstractPharmacist Joan Smith receives a call from a patron who identifies herself as having leukemia and requests information about a new medication that Joan knows has no scientific data that it is effective, as that this medication can cause numerous side effects. Joan is concerned that the patron may believe that the medication is effective, and as a result, forgo more, possibly effective medical treatment.
NotesCase from the 1995 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/Leukemia.pdf
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