Withdrawal Life Support and Let Dying Ill Patients: Right or Wrong DecisionMuslim Shah*
Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Karachi, Pakistan
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- Muslim Shah
Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Received date: March 06, 2014; Accepted date: March 25, 2014; Published date: April 05, 2014
Citation: Shah M (2014) Withdrawal Life Support and Let Dying Ill Patients: Right or Wrong Decision. J Clin Res Bioeth 5:179. doi: 10.4172/2155-9627.1000179
Copyright: © 2014 Shah M. 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.
Health care decision making is characterized by uncertainty. In the clinical practice one never knows in advance that whether one has made the right decision, or has opted for the right or the best option. Even if, medical decisions may result in serious harms and burdens, the ethical principles all in all are not applicable to health care. These principles hold one accountable that no harms will result from the actions or policy. However, in clinical practice it is an obligation to do well for the patient and have to weigh the beneficences against possible harms. The purpose of this paper is to identify certain ethical issues in the given scenario and critically analyze them by using different ethical approaches, and to reach the best possible practical solution.