Normally a young male is in a vegetative state within two to five years of diagnosis, unless symptoms are not to far advance. Unfortunately for PJ he was too far advanced and did pass away in February 2015 from this horrible disease. But he did save his brother’s life and Kody has not shown symptoms and has not needed treatment as of date. When the time comes Janelle is prepared to have Kody receive the bone marrow transplant and stop the disease in its tracks. She has already lost one child and does not want to experience that type of pain again with her last living child.
Alzheimer’s is a an awful disease. Most people overlook that kind of stuff, but you never know, it could be you or someone in your family next. When you have Alzheimer’s disease, basically a wave comes in your mind and, you remember nothing about yourself. In rare cases you can remember somethings like your name or what city you were born in, but not that much. Scientists have been trying to find a cure for this terrible disease for over a century when Alois Alzheimer discovered the disease.
In regards to case ‘The Court Was Appalled’, I have to agree with the ruling of the court’s decision. The physicians’ obligation to properly examine his patients such as in the case of Tomick’s breast the first time was complete negligence. The physician did not complete a thorough examination, and then the patient had to wait months to be reevaluated again. The Ohio Court of Appeals made the right decision in favoring the patient. If the proper care was given early on the mass size potentially could have been prevented.
The conduct of the defendant’s in the 1971 Washington Court of appeals case, State v. Williams, while neither advisable nor necessarily admirable, was justified given their valid concerns about losing possibly losing custody of their son if they sought medical help due to their Native American heritage. Walter Williams and Bernice Williams made the fateful decision to not take their 17-month old son, who was thought to only have minor tooth-ache, to the hospital due to concerns that such hospital visit would result in them losing custody of their son. Unfortunately, for the co-defendants, their son’s illness was much more severe than initially thought and their decision not to seek care resulted in both the son’s death and a manslaughter conviction
I felt as a professional and conscientious social worker that I should address this situation right away but unfortunately the patient died two day later due to a terminal form of cancer. Before I was able to pursue his predicament this is one example and possibly hundreds more that has occurred within the U.S. that have gone undetected and unreported throughout the years. This mandates that elder abuse and neglect should not be a hidden social phenomenon within domestic and foreign boundaries. In conclusion upon the readings and research that I have conducted a persistent question is whether a standardized assessment form could be formulated to determine whether the allocated primary care-giver is psychologically and physically capable of
In actuality, those who are not vaccinated for any contagious disease, pose a threat to the general health of the citizens of United States, as well as bringing back previously eradicated diseases. Rhett Krawitt, a 6 year-old cancer fighter, and survivor, battled cancer for more than four years and has recently been has been declared cancer free, but for another problem recently became apparent. During his treatment, Rhett was unable to return to school; his immune system had been greatly weakened by the destructive means of chemotherapy and other treatments. Although Rhett is now cured, returning to school poses a large threat to his health and even his life. Due to the condition of his immune system, Rhett and his family believe it’s unsafe to vaccinate him.
I then became cancer free for a year; I thought this was the end. I thought that I had beat cancer but then life threw a curve ball my way. I went back for my checkups and the doctors observed a lymph node near my heart. This was my first relapse and I couldn’t help but feel a little defeated. My doctors decided to start me off with surgery with the hope of getting rid of the lymph node faster.
I would let him know that over the past week his progress has plateaued and there is really nothing else I can do for him right now. The insurance company needs to see progress and since he has plateaued, he would have to be discharged. I would not falsify my documentation because that is illegal, and goes against every principle that this profession stands for, and it could lead to the end of my practice and licensure. I could discuss with Jerry what kind of options he has to get more therapy, such as showing evidence to insurance companies that more therapy sessions would be beneficial. Additionally I could refer him to a social worker, or someone who can help guide him towards the next plan of action.
When I look at disabled individuals around me, it’s unimaginable to be in the shoes of people who have been disabled for life. With chronic illnesses on the rise, I believe occupational therapy is the motivation people need to get better and they can only get that with someone interacting with them personally on a day-to-day basis. Seeing someone closest to my heart suffer from chronic illnesses showed me the paramountcy of Occupational therapy in people with chronic illnesses. My mom was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and fibromyalgia ten years ago for which medications weren’t effective, and her insurance didn’t cover occupational therapy. Thus, I took it upon myself to implement evidence-based and client-centered practice on her, which included the addition and omission of routine activities, the addition of specific exercises, an alimental diet plan, and improvement of social skills.