HLTH 551 21st Century Eugenics and the Christian

Essay synthesizing course readings and outside research into an articulate and cogent response to the following question: are there occasions in the delivery of health care when deception is warranted?

Provide a detailed presentation that is organized according to the following format:

Part I – Provide a brief introductory summary (must include a clear thesis statement).

Part II – Select 1 of the following scenarios of medical deception and address if/when it might be justifiable. Make sure to include at least 1 professional resource to support any observations or discussion in this section.
1. A physician intentionally submits faulty information to an insurance company in an attempt to help a sick patient obtain necessary healthcare services.
2. A physician recognizes that his/her patient is dealing with psychosomatic symptoms and prescribes a placebo pill in hopes that the emotional relief of the placebo will help the patient recover (thus saving the patient from possible treatments which would be more invasive and/or extensive).
3. A physician does not provide full disclosure of a surgical procedure because they suspect the patient is not stable enough to handling all the details of what is required for treatment and recovery.

Part III – Provide a rationale (in terms of biblical commandments, guidelines, or inferences) on whether or not a Christian clinician should deceive a patient. Be sure to provide clear, biblical support for your rationale.

Part IV – Select 1 of the following scenarios and explore any ethical concerns that might be associated with the physician’s actions. Make sure to include at least 1 professional resource to support any observations or discussion in this section..
1. Physicians often accept pharmaceutical perks if they use a specific drug for treatment.
2. When prescribing pain medication, some physicians may “undertreat” a patient if they sense their patient may have a propensity for addiction.
3. Some physicians who are treating a patient with a terminal illness may choose not to disclose secondary ailments/diseases which may arise (in an attempt to protect the patient’s emotional stability and will to fight).

Part V – Recount occasions from your personal experiences of being lied to/misled by a health care clinician and, in retrospect, comment on the correctness of this decision. If this never happened in your life, outline a scenario you have heard about or researched where deceit was part of a health care decision. Comment on your perception of that scenario (this is the only section of the paper that will include any personal references).

Bibliography – Note that you must have at least 3 supplementary sources (in addition to the text and the Bible) that are used in the development and presentation of your paper. It is important to note that Wikapedia is NOT a credible source for this paper. Make sure to use current APA or AMA formatting when citing your work.

Part I
The paper opens with a concise paragraph summarizing the essay.
Part II
The paper explores a scenario in which deception by a health care provider may be an appropriate behavior with a patient.
Part III
The paper provides a Biblical rationale with citations (in terms of commandments, guidelines, or inferences) on whether a Christian clinician should ever deceive a patient.
Part IV
The paper identifies ethical concerns associated with a selected treatment scenario.
Part V
The paper recounts an occasion(s) of being lied to or misled by a health care clinician and comments on the correctness of the behavior.
The paper uses proper spelling, grammar, flow, and clarity.

Formatting Requirements
a. Font must be Times New Roman in 12-point font for the entire paper.
b. Margins must be set at 1 inch.
c. The paper must include a title page.
d. The paper must align with current APA or formatting.
e. The body of your paper must be double-spaced.
f. The body of your paper must be 5 pages.
g. The bibliography/references page must be done according to current APA formatting