Clinical ethics and law in health care system

  • Abhinav Gorea BSc, Australian Regional Remote Community Service Centre, Darwin, Australia
Keywords: consent, ethics, laws, health care, ethical dilemmas


Different situations arise while treating the patients when there are ethical dilemmas to give one or other type of treatment or not to do anything. Sometimes doctors and nurses consider that what is good for the patient must be done because the patient does not understand the situation and consequences. This may lead to complete cure and patient usually goes back to home happily but sometimes a complication may occur and the patient may sue the health care providers. When such situations are analyzed then principles of ethics and law are considered to see if any of these have been violated or not to reach the conclusion. In this study principles of law and ethics of treatment have been discussed to reach the right conclusion; which will be helpful in situations where there are ethical dilemmas during the treatment.