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The Four-Quadrant Approach to Ethical Issues in Burn Care

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Title
The Four-Quadrant Approach to Ethical Issues in Burn Care
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, June 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.6.vwpt1-1806
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Abstract

Burn injuries raise questions about decision-making capacity, informed consent, medical decision making, patient autonomy, the patient-physician relationship, and medical futility that must be acutely addressed. A commonly used approach to managing ethical challenges focuses on moral principles including respect for patient autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice. Another paradigm for ethical analysis is the "four-quadrant" approach, which poses questions for a given case regarding medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features. We have found this approach to be very effective in the clinical setting. This article will highlight the use of the four-quadrant approach in the management of ethical challenges that arise in the care of the severely burned patient.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 39%
Researcher 4 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 6%
Other 1 3%
Student > Master 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 9 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 12%
Computer Science 1 3%
Linguistics 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 10 30%