The young woman’s interests seems to be in her religious Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs. She is advised she and her baby can die due to the single-vehicle car crash. The woman seems to be experiencing faith vs. life. Can this crash be a test of faith? Will she be kept alive by her beliefs if she chooses not to have the blood transfusion?
In life, we are not guaranteed a long life or even a pain free life. The author talks about a very emotional decision that a young couple must make concerning their critically ill daughter and their journey of choosing to do everything possible to save her life but regrettable not being with her when she died. As the family and the medical team reflect on the life of Charlotte, the young little girl that died, many questions were asked. Did the medical team accurately assess the situation? Did they provide immediate lifesaving treatment?
Josie’s Story highlighted the importance of altruism, and the need for nurses and doctors to take a step back and truly listen. Josie’s death shouldn’t have happened, and would’ve probably been avoided if someone took the time to truly listen to her mother’s concerns. Reading Josie’s story opened my eyes to the dire need of communication between the medical team and patients and/or family members. Sorrel, Josie’s mother, tried numerous times to alert the medical team of the changes observed in her daughter, yet no one listened. She highlights the severe breakdown in communication and the necessary steps needed to rectify our medical
She knows that if she loses all hope, she won’t have a reason to keep living. She had her own hope once, but since her baby died, she needs to find another way to get hope. So she finds a dead baby and tries to wash and take care of her. The woman creates her own false hope to keep her
Joan had genetic testing that revealed a risk of heredity breast/ovarian cancer. Joan and her sister are estranged and Joan does not want to disclose the results to her sister. Joan’s sister carries a high risk of developing breast/ovarian cancer (Lea, 2008). Healthcare workers are faced with the dilemma to notify her sister of the results or to protect Joan’s privacy. Ethically the results should be reported to her sister due to it could reduce her risk of developing cancer or can ensure early detection.
Researchers have found that inadequate linguistic proficiency or conflicting professional notes imposed on the interpreter can impede interaction between doctors and their patients. 2.The role of interpreters in medical settings. An interpreter commented that she cannot interpret neutrally when she was interpreting for her mother, because she was there as a daughter, not an interpreter (Hsieh, 2006a). When interpreters provided services that overlapped with providers (e.g., providing medical information), they claimed the identity of a member of the health care team (Hsieh, 2007). From this perspective, to understand interpreters’ communicative practices, researchers should examine interpreters’ understanding of their roles and the corresponding communicative goals that motivate those behaviors.
Breastfeeding is a wonder of nature and rightfully women should feel natural about breast feeding their children in public. Mothers most of the time would rather bottle feed their children than breastfeed because of the negative reactions that mothers receive in public for such an innocent act. Even with the fact of knowing that breastfeeding provides many nutritional values, defenses from infections, and benefits to the mother herself, many mothers shy away from the idea. In today’s society the subject of women breastfeeding in public is taboo. Mothers should breastfeed in public because it beneficial to society, the child, and the mother but, many would disagree that breastfeeding in public is too inappropriate.
Rather than just exposing herself while feeding the baby, she could instead use a nursing cover. Nursing mothers could use the option to find a more secluded place like a nursing room to breastfeed in. Public places that allow breastfeeding in their environment should be required to provide nursing rooms for mothers breastfeeding in public because not only is it embarrassing to the public, it is also sometimes embarrassing to a mother. If a mother becomes embarrassed from the public for breastfeeding, she may be discouraged to breastfeed her baby at
I respectfully disagree with you. In your post you stated “I believe that as a nurse I might have more knowledge of what is best for the health of the patient.” I don’t believe that a medical professional always “has more knowledge [or always knows] what is best for the health of the patient”. The Josie King story is a good example of the nurse thinking she “had more knowledge” and knew what was best for the patient. Mrs. King questioned the nurses several times throughout the care of her daughter, and if a nurse had listened to her, we might not be having this discussion today. While I generally agree that most of the time the patient should defer to the medical professional’s expertise, I also believe that patient sometimes know more about
Even one instance of abandonment can cause a nurse to find it difficult to have the trust of coworkers. They may also find it problematic trying to gain employment with any past of abandonment. From all this research I have learned additional actions that are forms of abandonment that I hadn’t thought of previously. I feel that I am better prepared to not commit any acts of abandonment now that I have gained new knowledge and understanding. As a nurse I do not want to ever place patients in danger, not only to avoid reprimand from the board of nursing, but also because each patient is some ones loved one and I feel all people no matter what their past is like deserves great nursing care in a nonjudgmental way.