Final Reflections

Clinical Ethics eSimulation Scenario

End of Life: Final Reflections

Consider the following before moving on to the concluding part of this learning package:

1. Which pathway would you prefer for yourself should you find yourself in Harry’s situation?

2. Which pathway do you think has a better outcome for Harry’s daughter?

3. Which of these pathways are more representative of your experience in healthcare?

Providing person-centred care at end-of-life can be ethically challenging, and morally distressing for health practitioners, particularly when disagreements arise among and between different clinicians and stakeholders.

It is critical to remember that the patient should always be at the centre of decision-making, with their values and preferences prioritised and respected, where possible.

Issues of proportionality and well-intentioned but iatrogenic harm can occur when a person-centred approach is poorly understood or ignored.