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Mary who is a minor is in the operating room when Dr. Paul finds a tumor that they did know about before time is very limited in which to remove the tumor (if not removed Mary will die with in a few hours Mary's mom is in the waiting room what should doctor Paul do?

A. remove the tumor
B. sew Mary up and raise the matter later with her mother
C. ask Mary herself what she wants done

I said A

  • Ethics -

    I don't think the answer is there. If the mother is in the waiting room, then someone could reach her before Mary is "sewn back up" to know her wishes. I'm sure her wishes would be A, but getting the parent's consent for a minor is needed if the parent is around. If the parent were not nearby, then, yes -- A.

  • Ethics -

    Again -- I agree with Writeacher. :-)

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