This led to the patient’s death. Although the patient was not in position to make decision, this action was taken without consulting family members hence unethical .
Finally health workers should do no harm: all other things being equal, the least course of action should be preferred over the others. In Linda’s case, an obstetrician choosing to remove her womb was more harmful than stopping the hemorrhage. By not being careful during the operation, the bladder was also damaged. The patient hence suffered a double lose.
In conclusion culture has a strong influence on the six fundamental principles in medical ethics. The implications for establishing ethical codes lie in their potential value in ethical environment and attitudes shared by health workers. Whereas codes can provide a clear position for some ethical issues, they do not provide certain answers to many ethical problems encountered during every day medical practice. Ethical issues are linked in largely to health care organizations and