As nurses we need to advise our patients carefully about any healthcare decisions making but should never override patient rights. Although abortion is a crime in our personal belief we still need to provide a competent care to the patients. I believe nurses should practice the nursing methods by using the APIE process in order to solve the ethical dilemmas at work. As for abortion till today it’s still a debatable issue. It can be ethical or not ethical.
‘You’re sending us away, aren’t you?’”, and her father states how he and her mother are doing this for the kids own good. In Band-Aid, kids are being left in the US because they are separated from their families, who want them to have a better life, a huge sacrifice. Another way they are similar is that the authors write them both in a neutral tone towards immigration as a whole. While they have different views on the exact situation, both are very neutral to the fact that people are immigrating and don’t think of it as a good or bad thing. Finally, both use words from actual people (dialogue from the characters in Red
This however offers its own ethical question, the loss of life of a mother was impermissible because we could stop it, but if that is true, then how is palliative care ethical? At the point when nurses acknowledge Do Not Resuscitate orders, when they withdraw care in the case of a patient, who asks us to stop delaying the inevitable, how is that more ethical than refusing the pregnant patient a
In Anne Fadiman’s book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, two cultures clash with each other in the struggle to save Lia Lee, a Hmong child refugee with severe epilepsy. Although Lee and her family live in the United States, and thus receive medical care from Westerners, her family believes that Lee’s condition is sacred and special. The following miscommunications, both culturally and lingually, between the American doctors and the Lee family leave Lia Lee in comatose at the end of the book. However, Lia Lee could have been saved if the Lee’s had a better understanding of the American doctors’ intentions, and the American doctors understood the Hmong culture. Essentially, the tragedy of Lia Lee can be attributed to the clash of American and Hmong cultures at both the surface and sub-surface level.
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anna Fadiman tells the story of Lia Lee, a Hmong child with epilepsy, whose life could have been different if only her family was caught up in western medicine. This book reveals the tragic struggles between a doctor and patient because of lack of communication. When Lia was around three months old, her older sister Yer accidentally slammed a door and Lia had suddenly fallen into the floor. This is the first recorded time that Lia was experiencing an epileptic shock. Her parents, Foua and Nao Kao, believed that the noise of the door had caused her soul to travel in the spirit land and is now able to communicate with them.
Dickinson wanted to find a way she could express her religion during this time. She did not want to make it seem like the Second Awakening was affecting her writing, so she tried to avoid writing about but since this was an important time in her life she wrote about it anyway. Dickinson did not write about a specific type of religion. She only wanted to include her love for her religion in her poems. In the poem “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” Dickinson wrote about the different stages of life and how in the end she would be immortal in the end.
There is diversity even between families and the reason is because we are all different and unique. Health providers must have this in mind when attending people from different cultures. Avoiding to do so might cause mistakes and unfair treatment. Individuals go to health care providers in order to heal, however over the course of history injustice has happened in the health care system. By doing so it affected her personal belief she could have been cared for better, and also they failed to communicate and inform the family thus inflicting pain in them for years.
For the Hmong, it is seen as deep sadness and can be healed with communal rituals and traditions, whereas in Western societies, it can involve doctors and therapy. It concerns the biomedical model because medication can be used to aid individuals in recovering from this illness, and it negatively affects one’s body as well. It is seen as a mental illness in many different places around the world, yet the Hmong never referred to it as such, and preferred to think of it without stigma instead, though they lived within Western culture. Nevertheless, the culture shock they experienced changed a lot for them, such as having their children veer off from the lives their parents had previously led before them. Becoming literate was another aspect of American life that they had to face, and they dealt with the challenge to the best of their ability.
An American politician Barbara Jordan has once said,“ We,as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.” Jordan’s word shows people shouldn’t treat the other differently because they are not like you. .Allen the writer of “American Flag Stands for Tolerance” writes about how people had no right to judge what the “other” is doing or thinking of the meaning of our flag.Sometimes we just need to be blind about what the other is doing or thinking. Lynda Barry the author of “Sanctuary” had shown how the society is acting blindly to what thing is happening in the school.Both texts “Sanctuary” and “American Flag Stands for Tolerance” show’s how standing up for what you believe can make you an outsider to society. Through Barry’s text “Sanctuary” it show’s how she stands up for her believe and goes against the society.In the text Barry had used it’s personal diary to make a connection to the society.When Barry says”We were children with the sound turned off ”(Paragraph 10) it show the silence and the loneliness that Barry felt as a child.When she says,”We are told in a thousand ways that not only are public schools not important , but the
Another common philosophy is that pregnancy is a consequence of not using contraception during sex. People claim that suffering through a pregnancy, giving birth, and raising the unwanted child is the responsible thing to do if one gets pregnant. However, some would find that the more responsible solution is getting an abortion. Not everyone has access to contraception, or has been educated on how to use it. More work should be done to educate people on and create more access to contraception rather than punishing those who were not taught.
As I continue reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks it makes me question why some of the people treated her the way they did. Like how Doctor Gey would only care about taking Henrietta’s cancerous cells for research rather than help her. It also has me wondering about what is going to happen in the remaining chapters and how everything will end up with Henrietta’s family. I think if Rebecca Skloot wrote another book similar to this I would read it because of how interested I am in this one. As for recommending this book, yes I would.
The elderly might have a mistrust of modern medicine and due to their cultural use home medicine (Nagata et al., 2013). Furthermore, the belief in some culture and religion is that , healing comes from God and people should not have blood, chemicals, or other animal tissue placed inside the body is another barrier (The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2017). . Moreover, a common misconception of the flu vaccine is that it causes people to get the flu, therefore as a provided it is important to provide education to patients about common misconceptions. In educating my patient, I will state that the flu vaccine does not cause flu, although one kind of vaccine is made of the flu virus, the virus has either been weakened or killed, therefore
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall is a novel based on the clash of two cultures---the Hmong culture and the American culture. A little Hmong girl is diagnosed with epilepsy which her parents believe is caused by spirits. Because of this belief, they try to cure her illness not with western medication but their own Hmong ways. There is a huge misunderstanding between the parents and the doctors that Anne Fadiman explores. Anne Fadiman provides readers with a vivid, detailed history of the Hmong in Laos to their involvement in the Vietnam War to their struggles in America that explains this clash.
The doctor believed that Perez experienced a severe panic attack that possibly stopped her heart activity when she collapsed the night she was suspected of being possessed by an evil spirit. In addition, according to Daily Mail, another suspicion is that Perez had a cataplexy attack, a temporary loss of voluntary muscle function which was triggered by strong emotions such as stress or fear. Meanwhile, Perez had possibly experienced lack of oxygen after she woke up inside the coffin which resulted to her death. Mrs. Gutierrez, Perez’s mother, blames the doctor who declared her daughter dead too quickly that made them bury her daughter alive. “I thought I was going to get my daughter back," Mrs. Gutierrez told the local