However, methotrexate is a toxic teratogen, and female patients taking this medication are advised that they should be on birth control to prevent severe damage to any possible future fetuses, which is where the ethical challenge arose. Our patient had a history of intermittent contraception use, and insisted that she would not get pregnant in the future. As such, she did not want any chemical form of birth control because she felt that she was already taking too many medications for someone her age. I could empathize with her, as someone who does not like taking medications myself, but my team was against prescribing this joint saving medication with potential toxic effects to someone who did not have a clear plan for birth
In 1951, at the age of 31 Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Henrietta was under treatment at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where cells from her malignant tumor were removed. Neither Henrietta nor any of her family members knew about the tissue sample and nor did the Hopkins ever informed them of the situation. Unfortunately after Henrietta’s radiation treatment, her condition continued to worsen and soon she lost her battle to cancer on octomber 4th 1951. Henriettas cells left the Hopkins what they discovered to be known to be the first immortal human cell line.
This is an important issue because by trying multiple techniques to get Vivian’s heart pumping again, such as CPR and electric shock paddles, he violates the ethical principle of autonomy. He refuses to respect what the patient has decided is best for her mind, body, and soul and instead steals her right to that decision away from her. It is clear that this was a deliberate act because Susie exclaims that the order was put in a day before and he even looked at it himself (Bosanquet & Nichols, 2001). He was not lazy and forgot to check her chart, he knew the order was there and made a methodical choice not to abide by it. His motivation to revive her is to keep her alive because she aids his research.
Being a Doctor is one of the most arduous job there is. It involves having to make tough life and death decisions, but what happens when the best course of action that the doctors see is to just let the patient die, if only to spare them the pain of living. In the article “When Living Is Worse Than Death” by Christine Mitchell this topic is talked about using the case of a terminally ill child and how her parents wanted to keep her alive through any means necessary despite the medical teams advisements. This article does raise some good points about the morality of letting patients die without having to go though needless suffering with no hope of recovery , however it only shows the one viewpoint and as such lacks strong enough evidence to make a solid argument. “When Living Is a Fate Worse Than Death” by Christine Mitchell is about a child named Charlotte who was born missing most of her brain cells,a condition which meant
And if this did not work, caregivers were made to understand that sometimes an infant’s cries cannot be soothed and that the best course of action is to walk away, calm down and then return. If they were having difficulty calming down, they were to call a friend or family member to talk through their frustrations. They were also told that crying does not always indicate that something is wrong. It is a normal part of a child’s development and does cause any physical pain to the child. And most importantly they were reminded never to shake the baby (Bechtel et al,
The CDC provides the most up to date information about HPV and how the HPV vaccine helps the public as a hole such as, how many women and men are diagnosed with HPV related cancers that could have been prevented, how genital warts is prevented and transmitted, as well as what age they recommend the vaccination. HPV vaccine protects patients from HPV16 and HPV 18 which both can lead to different types of cancers that HealthLine.com will provide with an insight to which cancers and more medical information as to the different strains of genital warts. The FDA will provide all the data I need to support the CDC and HealthLine.com findings. During that time the FDA also has data as to the side effects of the vaccination that are possible and any long-term effect that a patient receiving the vaccine will help. I believe all of the supporting facts and data from the FDA, CDC, and HealthLine.com will support my argument and make a very strong case to ensure the HPV vacation is required to be given to anyone under the age of 26 preferably between the ages of
Asking student nurses and volunteers to wash their hands before caring for a patient is similar to asking them not to text and drive. People know that texting while driving is unsafe, but they still do it anyways because they believe that nothing will happen to them. However, people fail to realize that their actions put those around them at great risk. It is necessary to teach student nurses and volunteers that their failure to follow hand-hygiene guidelines puts their patients at dire
The nurse is torn, but fearing of reprisal if orders are disobeyed, so the nurse is appalled at the over-riding a patient’s wish by force feeding him agains his wish. According to the case scenario, this is an ethical dilemmas because there is a choice between two equally appealing mutually exclusive choices that is shown as the nurse’s awe while against the prisoner’s wish among of the fear of reprisal if disobeying orders. The RN is working in military, so obeying orders is the most important rules in where the nurse practices. Therefore, the nurse notes that a moral distress arise while following the healthcare members’s decisions which are considered as
By wishing the ultimate best for her patients, She shows that she does not wish to harm them or degrade them directly like an antagonist would. Bromden’s bias perspective, and Nurse Ratched’s caring intent prove that Kesey did not make her the antagonist of the story. Broaden turns to McMurphy for help and he brings more chaos than Nurse Ratched ever intended to endure. The nurse left after seeing her lack of control and order of the
She continues with the plan because she believes that her love for her family overrules the law. Ismene is more timid and obedient than Antigone. When Antigone was attempting to convince Ismene to help her bury their brother, she refused by saying it is too dangerous and that she doesn’t want to suffer the consequences. Ismene speaks her feelings to her sister, “They mean a great deal to me, but I have no strength to break the laws that were made for the public good” (Sophocles). This informs the reader that she doesn’t like to take risks and do ambitious things.