Ethics and rehabilitation of the patient with severe burns

Lisa Chiburis, K. Brown, Amy M. Haddad, Brenda Coppard

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Abstract

In the case we present, a physician's order for the treatment of a patient with severe burns unfolds into an ethical dilemma for an occupational therapist. Several conflicting thoughts - in terms of the appropriateness and plan for treatment, while trying to maintain the patient's best interest as the central focus - come to mind. We examine the therapist's ethical responsibilities in light of considerations of futility, nonmaleficence, financial costs, and team relations. Several options for responding to the case are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1997

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Burns
Ethics
Rehabilitation
Medical Futility
Beneficence
Physicians
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics
Occupational Therapists

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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Ethics and rehabilitation of the patient with severe burns. / Chiburis, Lisa; Brown, K.; Haddad, Amy M.; Coppard, Brenda.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 18, No. 5, 09.1997, p. 443-446.

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