Lastly the definition of culturally congruent care. An ethical dilemma I encountered at work was while working as a hospice nurse. I was called by the hospital staff for a Hispanic male in the ICU dying. The wife was quiet and my conversation was with the daughters. The patient had been battling cancer for many years and now was dying in the hospital.
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Examining Six Medical Ethics Dilemmas (2008) magazine states that, “Doctors are men and women of science: assess the symptoms, order the tests, make a diagnosis, and administer the treatment…teams work with patients and families to help understand a prognosis, navigate treatment options, and act as mediators in oftentimes highly stressful life-and-death situation.” The sick person has the right to accept or refuse treatment after getting sufficient information. One ethical dilemma was brought to the attention of the hospital staff that consisted of a drunk man who hit his head on the bar and was rushed to the hospital. The doctors declared him brain dead since he had severe inner bleeding occur within his brain. Next, the patients’ girlfriend came to the hospital, and she asked for a testicular biopsy in order to retrieve his sperm before he deceased, so she could conceive his baby. Within this situation, the doctors had to decide whether to grant the patients girlfriend request or not.
In fact, there are two meanings to the title of this essay ‘Living Will’, first of which means the will to live more based on hope and the second is the will written during the lifetime wanting not to live anymore due to lack of any motivation due to many diseases. But, both the meanings of the phrase are opposite to each other, one showing positivity indicating the willingness to live and the other is indication of negativity where one makes a living will to die so that the doctors will allow him to die. However, both meanings are relevant to the essay as a whole because it signifies the dilemma faced by the author as a doctor as to whether to allow her patient ,who has so many diseases and no hopes
I on the other hand think it's fine if someone wants to end their life but only under certain circumstances. There are pros and cons when it comes to assisted suicide, there's an argument saying that being denied euthanasia is forcing someone to live a life of suffering. people against assisted suicide argue that saying that you are also saying that laws against contaminated food is mandated starvation. Another argument says that if assisted suicide becomes legal then doctors won't prescribe medication and the cure to illnesses would be death even though there is still a chance a living. There are a few religious arguments that state life is a gift from god and that it is god's decision whether you live or
Refusal of Organ Donation After Death Organ donation definition: it takes healthy organs and tissues from one person(the donor) for transplantation into another(the recipient). An organ transplant may save a person's life, or significantly improve their health and quality of life. Main Social Problem: Refusal of many people to donate due to many factors and obstacles. A chronic shortage of organs for transplantation has and continues to be one of the most controversial pressing health issues in many developed countries.During the previous decades, society’s behavior with regard to organ donation remains reluctant. A survey showed that although people plainly accept to offer their organs for transplantation, when a person dies, his or her relatives often refuse donation.
The narrator in Fight Club attended support groups for terminal illnesses to try and find a new identity. He believed that at the support groups he could escape his empty life and become a person people really cared about. “If I didn’t say anything people assumed the worst. They cried harder. I cried harder” (Palahniuk 22).
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
1. How do transplants work? “The transplant operation takes place after the transport team arrives at the hospital with the new organ. The transplant recipient is typically waiting at the hospital and may already be in the operating room awaiting the arrival of the lifesaving organ. Surgical teams work around the clock as needed to transplant the new organs into the waiting recipients.” (https://www.organdonor.gov/about/process/deceased-donation.html#transplant) 2.
It would be nice to be able to choose where we die, how we die, and why we die. Now we can with assisted suicide, but not all agree on the terms that come with this subject. Many agree that aid-in-dying should be available to those suffering from a terminal illness, but is this process of assisted suicide constitutional? Aid-in-Dying should not be practiced in hospitals because it has a negative effect on others and their families. Aid-in-dying should not be practiced in hospitals because it is unconstitutional.
Lee. and he had a very serious heart disease. This is explained in the forward on page 16 and says,“He has been down that spring with the first assault of heart disease which will eventually kill him.” The best the doctors could do to help his condition during this time was to give him compressants, and what these compressants would do is limit or tolerate the pain but it wouldn’t completely stop the pain. Since this wasn’t an exterior wound the doctors could rarely do much unlike gunshot wounds. The only problem with this medicine was it didn’t help stop the disease only limit or tolerate the pain, so the patient was still very vulnerable to the disease.
For example, most doctors recommend increasing carbohydrate consumption and decreasing protein and fat. Why is this bad? Because carbs are made of SUGARS, so if you have a problem in dealing with sugar in your blood, like diabetes, it makes no sense to increase its consumption. Doctors are not the main problem that is not the message being sent. The message is that there is things can be done to combat diabetes, it is your responsibility to ask your doctor for your options if they do not tell you.
The transplant surgeon chose the members of this team for various reasons. The operating room manager and the surgical supervisor discuss how the organs are brought into the operating room and process for improvement. The ICU manager and Transplant Floor manager and supervisor comment about the patient’s arrival time. They remark about the consents of donation after cardiac death and Centers for Disease Control High Risk. These consents need to be signed by the patient and the surgeon.
For the hospital, their goal is to get all employees vaccinated, especially those who have direct contact with patients which brings up a number of ethical issues arising from the attempts to implement mandatory flu shots (Dubov 2530). The mandatory vaccination requirement is regularly a point of concern to those who have objections to vaccinations. Flu shots should be mandatory for healthcare workers despite objections in order to protect patients and to minimize work days missed due to illness. According to CDC, 85% of healthcare workers get flu vaccine because they don’t want to get the flu, about 58% said they wanted to protect their families and friends, and transmission to patients was a concern of 38% of
EpiPen With the recent price increase for the life saving EpiPen many families are being forced to either pay the absurd amount for the drug or to risk their safety and go without one. This imperative device is a prefilled syringe that inject a small dosage of epinephrine into the thigh muscle which suppresses the immune system to open up the airways closed off by fatal allergic reactions such as bee stings or nuts. For 43 Billion people across Americans the EpiPen is a necessity to daily life. One that which many people now are deciding to go without. While the EpiPen’s price continue to go up, the average consumer 's wage does not.