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Ethical Scenario 13
Your mother calls you and asks you to help with a major family decision. Your maternal grandfather is 70 years old and has been diagnosed with a condition that will kill him sometime in the next five years. He can have a procedure that will correct the disease and not leave him with any long-term problems, but the procedure has a a 10% mortality rate. He wants to have the procedure, but your mother does not want him to. How would you help mediate this issue?