Ethics at the GS interview

Discussion in 'Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties' started by UI2003, Nov 28, 2002.

  1. UI2003

    UI2003 Senior Member
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    Apr 26, 2002
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    Here's an interesting question one of my GS interviewers asked me: Say a Jehovah's Witness comes in with multiple fractures, massive bleeding etc and of course doesn't want a blood transfusion. You institute all sorts of measures to keep em in this plane and they survive. The types of treatments you used aren't part of any typical resuscitation plan and they are very very expensive. His question to me was "who should pay for this care?" but I think it was really something closer to "does society have an obligation to pay for the really expensive care someone would need if they decline standard of care due to believe systems?". What do you think?

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