Northern Virginia Community College Deontology Utilitarian Ethics Essay


MB, a patient, is 40 weeks pregnant and the baby is in a breech position. She is told that a natural delivery would pose serious risks to the child and that a caesarean section will improve the child’s chances of survival. She has consented on more than one occasion to the operation but has subsequently withdrawn her consent on each occasion due to her irrational fear of needles. The patient is now in labour. She continues to refuse consent for the injection.Outline: Facts,Utilitarian Perspective,Deontologist,Conclusion(which one do you agree?)