Rights of Vulnerable People: Trembled in Health Care Setting
Shumaila Batool* and Santosh Kumar
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
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- Shumaila Batool
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Aga Khan University, Karachi
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Received date: August 08, 2016; Accepted date: August 26, 2016; Published date: August 27, 2016
Citation: Batool S, Kumar S (2016) Rights of Vulnerable People: Trembled in Health Care Setting. J Clin Res Bioeth 7:1000284. doi: 10.4172/2155-9627.1000284
Copyright: © 2016 Batool S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Informed consent is obtained from a person undergoing any treatment and from surrogates if the person is not able to consent or is incompetent. In some cases where a person is incompetent and is unable to make consent then in such situations family decisions sometimes override individual’s rights to autonomy, dignity and health care. This commentary article is based on a case study of a mentally retarded person whose family decided on his behalf for his organ donation to his brother. The aim of this paper is to critically review such cases, and attempts to provide an ethically sound decision in the identical cases.