Cystic Fibrosis: Ryan’s Case and Adolescent Non Compliance

Complete the four box method worksheet while reading Ryan’s Case.  

Before delving into the case you may find it useful to read more about the following terms:

While reading the case consider the following:

  • Imagine empathizing with each stakeholder.  Consider their different or shared beliefs, emotions, and values.
  • Can you frame 1-2 ethical issues that arise in this case in a single sentence?  For example, you might find that one professional obligation (e.g. benefiting the patient from a medical perspective) seems to conflict with another (e.g. respecting the patient’s autonomy).  

And remember your Ethics Toolkit if you’re feeling lost or want to dig deeper…

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