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Pruitt Ethical Issue 1

Pruitt Ethical Issue 1

Ethics Issue 1:

A physician assistant (PA) in a medical practice with several physicians contacts his professional association, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), to report that one of his employing physicians often recommends chiropractic treatment for patients with persistent back pain issues that have resisted medical solutions. The PA knows it is legal to refer a patient for chiropractic treatments, but he adamantly opposes the practice, considering it “bogus medicine.” The physician declines to discuss the matter.

Discussion Questions

  1. In your opinion, how might the situation be resolved?
  2. Is it ethical for the PA to continue working for the physician when their opinions differ so widely on this issue?

List the questions with your answer, Please