It is very clear to most that Grey’s Anatomy is an inaccurate depiction of medicine and the healthcare industry. Though heavily dramatized and ‘doctored’, there have been moments of learning, especially with this ethical issue. In episode 18 of season 6 (Suicide is Painless), Dr. Altman, a cardiothoracic surgeon, is faced with a situation where her patient, Kim Allen, wishes to end her life through physician-assisted suicide. Kim is a newly married patient with stage IV large cell lung cancer that has spread to her lymph nodes and liver. Her only option remaining is palliative care and she has been given 6 months to live and will soon have to be intubated due to breathing difficulties.
Month after month she would suffer abdominal pains that were so severe, at times she would have to leave her college classes and go home. Tia suffered with symptoms for many years before she consulted a physician who diagnosed her with something called endometriosis. This was heart wrenching to her as she was told it could affect her ability to have children. She then underwent two laparoscopic surgeries to help manage her condition. After this she decided to take a more wholistic approach and try and modify her diet.
Some patients, especially Lisa, are able to hide the medicine she is supposed to take, although, in real life it is common for psychiatric nurses to make sure to do tongue checks so they are still taking their medications. Furthermore, treatment in the movie is portrayed both in realistic and non-realistic ways. Before a retired psychologist sends Susanna to the hospital, he makes it seem like hospitalization is the only option for her. The psychologist claims that she “need[s] a rest” and that she is “hurting everyone around [her].” Not only are there plenty of options for treatment, this makes it seem like the treatment is not for Susanna, but for her loved ones. Treatment
Sherri had been struggling with morning sickness and thought that she should try taking medicine. She watched her husband that had just gotten back Europe place the medicine all the way on the top cubboard. Regardless of what drug was inside, if I saw someone put something out of reach I think I would be pretty hesitatent to just grab it right away when I did not feel well. Once she realized what she took, Sherri called her doctor and told him what happened. His solution was, “‘If you were my wife, I’d give you the same advice,” the doctor told her.
The movie Wit (Bosanquet & Nichols, 2001) focuses on Dr. Vivian Bearing, an English professor who is diagnosed with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer. It chronicle’s Vivian’s experiences with her health care team up until her death. Throughout the movie her doctors, Doctor Kelekian and his fellows, most notably Jason, make many errors while treating Vivian. They communicate with Vivian in ways that make her feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable, violate ethical principles by ignoring her autonomy and not sharing critical information about her health with her, and failing to addressed her spiritual needs. Vivian’s nurse, Susie, does her best to care for Vivian.
But Dowd no longer has that reservation because, of her niece. Dowd use the fact that her family works together to help he each other, “she had half her liver taken out at Georgetown University Hospital to save the life of her uncle…”. Dowd also, gives awareness that you shouldn’t be scared to donate your organs dead or alive “Some people don’t because they have irrational fears that the doctor will be so eager to harvest their organs, they’ll receive subpar care after an accident.” I think that it’s very
The book Still Alice by Lisa Genova, is about the power of disease and how it physically and emotionally affects the protagonist Alice. The ignorance towards Alzheimer's patients makes them feel isolated from the world, attesting to the fact that it is important to ensure them that they are still loved. Research shows that more than two third of people diagnosed with dementia experience a feeling of isolation from other people(Ranosa). Alice is dealing with mental issues and try’s to commit suicide, by swallowing all the pills in the bottle. Furthermore, Alice's husband said, “I’m going to hire a home health", a sign that her family members are starting to find difficult, to take care of her (Genova 261).
She worked to promote the cause of women’s suffrage. “Tubman travelled to New York, Boston, and Washington D.C. to speak out in favor of women’s right to vote “At some point in the late 1890s, she underwent brain surgery a Boston Massachusetts General Hospital as she was unable to sleep because of pains and “buzzing” in her head. She refused to be given anesthesia. Instead she chewed a bullet during her surgery. She had seen the Civil War Soldiers do this when their limbs had to be amputated.” Her dream was to build a home for the elderly, in 1908 the “Harriet Tubman Home for the Elderly” was built.
The case study that I chose was from Nursing Ethics Journal is titled, The twins: a case study in ethical deliberation. This case presents a nurses perspective about nine year old, Roman Catholic, Hispanic twins, who survived a very difficult preterm birth and were in a persistent vegetative state since childbirth. The parents took care of the twins along with their four other children, but the growing demand of the twins was starting to take a toll on the parents, so they decided to place the twins in an institution. From the time that the twins were admitted to the institution, they have been frequently admitted to the hospital related to respiratory illnesses and urinary tract infection, which were a result of their deteriorating immune system. The nurse’s role was to obtain a do not resuscitate (DNR) order from the parents due to the doctors stating the twins have less than a year left to live, and “why prolong the inevitable?” (Freysteinson, 2009).
Please provide an analysis of why it was challenging and how you dealt with it. Medicine is a field that lives and breathes in an ethical grey zone, ethical challenges arise daily on the wards of the hospital and addressing the if not always easy. On a recent rotation I was confronted with addressing the medical treatment of a young woman with severe rheumatoid arthritis that had already eaten away two of her precious joints. The best option was clear, methotrexate. 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.
Fights and arguments continued to plague the relationship between Sanchez and Buchholz and on July 20, she left him and descended into crisis. Emotional distress often exacerbates postpartum depression and Sanchez soon found herself in the emergency room at Metropolitan Methodist, asking for help. During this visit, Sanchez met with a counselor at the clinic that ushered her through her pregnancy. Upon speaking with the counselor, she stated that she had delusional, paranoid thoughts that other women were trying to breastfeed her baby and hearing voices which said that others would like to take her baby away. She also reported visual images of other children’s faces transposed on her baby’s face.
This agent spoke with the Subject, in reference to the House of Ruth(HOR). She was advised that Ms. Danielle Branche, a counselor from the HOR sent a letter reporting that she had two absences from their program. She was instructed not to miss anymore group session and if she accumulated five absences that the Court would be notified. The Subject states that she attended group: however, she was late because of public tranportation and the other absence should have been excused due to medical documentation.
Postpartum Depression Created a Human Activist Postnatal depression, commonly known as postpartum depression, is a clinical depression which can affect women after giving childbirth. Women continuously suffer from the disease without receiving any type of treatments and attempt to cure themselves. Having someone share their own experiences through writing can support one during the therapeutic process and hopefully make the recovering course less painful. The short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, is an embellishment of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal experience after giving birth to her daughter Katherine. Charlotte Gilman’s intentions were to illustrate the impact of the Rest Cure her nerve specialist prescribed for her and had the hopes
Shine sued Dr. Vega for the wrongful death of his daughter, Catherine Shine. On March 18, 1990, Catherine Shine suffered an asthma attack and she was taken to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in order to receive medical attention. It was said that Catherine was highly educated on her illness because her father was a doctor. Catherine agreed to go MGH under the condition that she would only receive oxygen. She was not pleased with the medical attention that she was receiving so she decided to