A woman was found unresponsive on a desert highway and brought to the emergency room of a local hospital. After five days in a coma, the woman awoke and did not know her name, where she was from, her history, or have any recollection of her past. She was given the name Jane Brown and eventually released from the hospital. After many years working with social service agencies, she built a new life but never regained memories of her past. Eventually, she graduated college, moved to the Pacific Northwest, married, and had two sets of twins one year apart. One day a man recognized her as a missing woman from Arizona and contacted authorities. The police notified Ms. Brown of her past life and informed her she has family members who want to meet her. With the hope of remembering her past, she met with them. With the case receiving national news coverage and attention, the local hospital noticed a marked increase in the number of people requesting access to the health records of Ms. Brown and her children.
· Discuss the ethical issues associated with this case
· Identify a few things the hospital can do to prevent unethical behavior
· Discuss Ms. Brown’s potential ethical cultural shock by learning who she was and meeting family and friends who she does not remember. Think in terms of religion and cultural bias or prejudices.
1 page, approx 200 word