Quote from Captain Corlli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres. Ethics. With the facts given on eating disorders……. Where do Ethics come into play ?. Ethics. …and who gets to judge the problems that arise?. Scenario – Regulation of Studies.
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With the facts given on eating disorders…….
Where do Ethics come into play ?...
…and who gets to judge the problems that arise?
With the limited amount of money funded for eating disorders, studies arise with various aspects of testing
In a study conducted in a “Eating Lab” for Bulimia, subjects were allowed to binge and purge in an attempt to study this eating habit.
Knowing the danger of such a habit.
Is it ethical to let a subject undergo such a regimen for the good of the study?
Force feeding in the UK has been recognized by the Mental Health Commission as a legitimate therapy under section 63 of the UK Mental Health Act of 1983.
An patient comes in for a physical. The doctor determines the patient is anorexic and wants to treat this aggressively. The patient refuses.
The care and treatment of children and adolescents are dealt with in the Infants Act of 1996.
No lower age limit for the capacity for consent is specified in the Act, but in hospitals due to reports the age of 12 is generally considered to be the age that children can understand the implications of the process of informed consent.
A child is thought to be anorexic, and is constantly working out in the school gym.
School officials recognize the problem.
In an article regarding ethics, and it’s evolution; lifestyle issues arose. It suggested that smoking related illnesses should not be treated in the National Health Service since they brought it upon themselves. It was also suggested that obesity may soon be seen the same way.
Studies suggest that the media plays a prominent role in the increase of teenagers with eating disorders.
The media via numerous methods, is constantly bombarding teenagers, especially females, with visual images of thin bodies being beautiful.