Hedonistic Utilitarianism In Healthcare

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Utilitarianism is the belief that an action has to focus on overall utility and maximize happiness or pleasure of the overall good in order to be moral. And the happiness of the majority is chosen over happiness or pleasure of the minorities. Utilitarianism takes a quantitative and reductionist measure to deal with ethics. It is the ethical theory that places the locus of right and wrong solely on the outcomes (consequences) of choosing one action/policy over other actions/policies.
Utilitarianism’s underlying idea is that happiness and pleasure are fundamentally valuable while suffering is quite the opposite. So only something or some action that contributes in finding happiness and ending pain is worth something from a utilitarian perspective. Utilitarian’s support whatever maximizes the balance of pleasure and happiness over pain of the common good. This has a hedonistic approach in politics; in fact it is sometimes called Hedonistic Utilitarianism.
Utilitarianism believe in the idea of equality and gives equal consideration to
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Without the consent the medical treatment might end up in a form of an assault especially if the procedure ends with a result of death. Informed consent means that a patient has had all of their questions answered and freely agrees to a treatment or procedure with full knowledge of the risks, benefits and possible consequences and other options as well as about the option of doing nothing.
Confidentiality
Any information associated with a patient’s medical record is private and subjected as violating someone’s right if the information is shared without any consent. There are laws set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) regarding this specific situation. But sometimes keeping this law might turn out to be

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