Ethical Issues in the Emergency Department: Consent for Procedure Training on Newly Deceased Patients


SCENARIO You are the medical student on call in a busy emergency department while a 62 year old male in cardiac arrest is brought to the resuscitation room by the paramedics. The paramedics report that they have been engaging in unsuccessful CPR manoeuvres and that the patient did not have a shockable cardiac rhythm on the way to the hospital. Despite the… (More)


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