Case Study: Healing and Autonomy”

Answer the following questions about a patient’s spiritual needs in light of the Christian worldview.

  1. In 200-250 words, respond to the following: Should the physician allow Mike to continue making decisions that seem to him to be irrational and harmful to James, or would that mean a disrespect of a patient’s autonomy? Explain your rationale.
  2. In 400-500 words, respond to the following: How ought the Christian think about sickness and health? How should a Christian think about medical intervention? What should Mike as a Christian do? How should he reason about trusting God and treating James in relation to what is truly honoring the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence in James’s care?
  3. In 200-250 words, respond to the following: How would a spiritual needs assessment help the physician assist Mike determine appropriate interventions for James and for his family or others involved in his care?

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Benchmark – Patient’s Spiritual Needs: Case Analysis

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Case Study: Healing and Autonomy

Qiu sun

Grand Canyon University

PHI-413V

Prof. Henry

May 8, 2022

The involvement of the physician, according to this author, is critical in this case. Parents

must have as much information as possible about the clinical situation. This is the time for the

doctor to tell Mike that his decisions are actually harming James more than they are helping him.

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He has to emphasize to Mike the seriousness of James’ illness and the potential for problems if a

kidney transplant is not performed immediately. The physician is not violating the autonomy of

the patient by doing so. James is a minor, and his parents have authority over him.

Mike’s decision of faith healing over temporary dialysis was originally respected by the

doctors. When James’ health did not improve after faith healing, his father returned him to the

doctor, who did his job by outlining the severity of the disease and the consequences if it was not

handled swiftly. Mike should be reassured that as J