Which one of the following best describes a bioethical issue?
A. The physician’s making all decisions of client management without getting input from the client B. A research project that included treating all the white men and not treating all the black men to compare the outcomes of a specific drug therapy. C. The withholding of food and treatment at the request of the client in a written advance directive given before a client acquired permanent brain damage from an accident. D. After the client gives permission, the physician’s disclosing all information to the family for their support in the management of the client.
A research project that included treating all the white men and not treating all the black men to compare the outcomes of a specific drug therapy.-b. the ethical issue was the inequality of treatment based strictly upon racial differences. secondly, the drug was deliberately withheld even after results showed that the drug was working to cure the disease process in the white men for many years. so after many years, the black men were still not treated despite the outcome of the research process that showed the drug to be effective in controlling the disease early in the beginning of the research project. therefore harm was done. nonmaleficence, veracity, and justice were not followed.