Girl, Interrupted, written by Susanna Kaysen in 1967, is a thought provoking memoir following her and fellow parents’ tragic and twisted experiences in McLean Mental Hospital. As a young adult Susanna Kaysen tried to commit suicide by swallowing a bottle of pills and following it with a bottle of alcohol. Her parents were very worried about her and suggested her to go to a doctor that her dad once knew. Kaysen visited the doctor who, after talking to her for a while, requested that she be sent to one of the best mental hospitals in her area. She had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
In 25th of October, 1995 middle of the night Janette Morinio has started feeling very bad, she was screaming really hard out of the pain she was feeling. Her neighbors have heard her scream then called the emergency ambulance to come get her. She was immediately sent to the Emergency Center, at that time she was pregnant for about 8months. Certain checks were done to Janette, she had to go through an operation because the fetus inside her had to be born. At that night, Janette was put to sleep using drugs.
The Quintanilla family confronted Yolanda about money missing from the Selena Etc. account and it appeared that Yolanda was stealing from them. Although she was fired, Yolanda continued to work because there were papers missing. Early in the morning of March 31, 1995, Selena went to where Yolanda was staying at, the Days Inn Motel, and confronted her again about the money situation. Yolanda stated that she had been raped in Monterey, Mexico and needed to go to the hospital.
Doctor talk to Moran that she is fine but she really need a psychiatric help. According to Moran (1992), “Winnie was admitted to Willingdon School, the Reform school for girls” (65). In this school Winnie also got psychiatric help because a psychiatric came there every month. Moran got a call from police who said that they found Winnie in panties and brassiere at the city suburb. Because of lack of resources court decided to put Winnie again in Willingdon Reform School for girls.
Ms. N is a 74-year-old female patient, who presents to the nursing home for admission by her daughter with complaints of being confused, falling and urinary incontinence over the past three weeks. Her daughter, Doris sates she is unable to care for her mother at home anymore and wants to permanently admit her. Ms. N presents with several problems that can be placed on her preliminary list. First problem is Ms. N’s recent lifestyle change from being completely independent and driving herself to her part-time job at the local library, to being completely dependent, all within one month. This alerts that some illness is affecting Ms. N, which has caused her to be affected by these changes in such a short period of time.
The event that took place at Nightingale Memorial Hospital was child abduction. In this case the child was dropped off for an operating room procedure and the mother was told it should take approximately one hour and forty-five minutes. The mother instructed the pre-op nurse that she had an errand to run with her oldest child but would return before the surgery was completed. The mother gave the pre-op nurse her phone number to be reached if the surgery was quicker than expected. One Tina was finished with surgery and ready for discharge she was discharged to the care of her father.
Marilyn was taken back into Gladys’ care when she was 7 years old as she eventually was able to stabilise her lifestyle. However, Gladys was committed to a state mental hospital as she had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. She spent the rest of her life going in and out of hospitals and did not have contact with Marilyn ever again. Due to these unfortunate
“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.
So when he pulled over at the hospital, he was arrested and then questioned as Rain was frantically rushed to the ER. When they found out she had broken her hip, social services was called to take Cap while Rain did rehab. The agent on the case was Mrs.Donnelly who was once a flower child herself. She moved to garland when she was little and then a moved out after a few years. She felt bad for cap because she knew what it was like to move to the real world and attend a public school, so she took him into her home out of the kindness of her heart.
An experience I had involving ethics in relation to an interprofessional collaboration was in my present nursing case. Prior to me starting my patient a 13-year-old girl had a severe asthma attack and went into cardiac arrest, died and was brought back to life this past February. Although the EMTs were able to bring her back, she has been in a coma ever since. What makes this case an ethical dilemma is that several months ago the doctors wanted to diagnose her as brain dead and remove her from life support. Through the use of medical terminology, lack of understanding about her daughter’s condition and unempathetic doctors they managed to convince the mother that her child had no hope of survival.