Ethical Case Study 2

Gloria is a housekeeper in an independent living community. While walking through a hallway, she noticed the door of a resident’s apartment was left open, which was unusual. She stepped in to check on Louis, and quickly realized that he was on the phone in his living room. As she turned to leave, she over heard him saying that he had stopped taking all of his medications because he was ready to die. She could tell that the person that he was speaking with was trying to reason with him. Gloria knows that Louis has a very loving and involved daughter that visits him every Saturday. She left the room determined that she would tell his daughter what she heard when she saw her on Saturday.

You have to answer all the questions below

What issues are facing Gloria? Discuss the possible ethical principles at play and your recommendation to Gloria.

Hint: Confidentiality, Beneficence, Self-determination

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