During Jem’s reading session, Mrs. Dubose falls into a state with “cords of saliva” collecting on her lips while her head rocked slowly “from side to side” (123). Her pain consumed so much of her that she could not even respond to simple questions like “Mrs. Dubose, are you alright?” (123). She knew this would happen to her, but chose to conquer the pain a little more each day. She knows Jem and Scout will think “she’s so nasty,” but she wants to come off the morphine because she wants to live freely so much that she will endure the suffering (123).
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.
I always get nervous when reading poems because I am nervous that I will not completely understand the poems; however, I could understand these poems. What I learned from the poem titled, “Cancer Winter,” was that the doctor exclaimed “You’re cured,” the women felt the ache of her missing breast (Salcman and Collier, 2015). The doctor quickly jumped in to explain how exciting the cancer was gone, but having your breast remove is a big transition and can take some time to get use too. It appears she was feeling mixed emotions about having the cancer gone, but adjusting to her new reality. In a poem titled, “Mammogram” accounts a women’s experience with the possible chance of having breast cancer (Salcman and Collier, 2015).
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
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.
In the “Pain Scale” Eula Biss explains her thoughts and emotions on the pain scale that is given to patients at the hospital. This scale upsets and frustrates her and she gives details through her own personal experiences and through religious examples. The scale that is given to her at the doctor aggravates her because she does not know how to place a number on the pain that she is feeling, she was more comfortable with her father’s method of asking the patient what they would be willing to do to get rid of the pain. She gives examples in history proving that some philosophers did not even believe in the number zero and she also does not believe that a person who is in pain can give an honest statement about their pain with just ten numbers.
“I sat up, turned away from him, pulled out my phone, and searched, ‘do bacteria of people you kiss stay inside your body’...” (Page 153) This is when she starts to do the unimaginable and because her anxiety disorder is so bad she starts to put hand sanitizer in her mouth in hopes of cleaning it. It happens more than once and becomes an obsession, even when she is in the car accident in the hospital room. She was putting by the scoop into her mouth.
At the very end of the play, when Vivian’s cancer wins, Jason goes into a frenzy trying to resuscitate her. When Susie enters the room she frantically tries to remind him that she is a no code and does not wish to be brought back. Jason doesn’t listen and tells Susie that Vivian is research. In this scene Susie is trying to abide by Vivian’s wishes while Jason is trying to save his data, which is how he sees Vivian. In this scene, the author once again illustrates Jason and Susie’s same attitudes.
To begin, Mildred, Montag’s wife, tries to kill herself by overdosing on sleeping pills. This is an event that makes the reader see that people are obviously unhappy in their day to day lives. The medical team comes to clean out Millie’s insides, and in this moment, machine is more alive than she. Mildred is cold and dead while this machine is slithering down and cleaning her of the toxins. Montag begins noticing how unimportant she is to him; “And he remembered thinking then that if she died, he was certain he wouldn’t cry” shows how messed up society is (Bradbury 44).
Teaching rhetoric, logic, algebra, and chemistry among other studies, Catharine found the books to be unsuitable to teach her students the way she desired and instead began to write her own. Even more groundbreaking, Catharine taught calisthenics to teach women proper physical education because she believed society’s view imposed poor views of health by promoting fragility, tight corsets, and poor diets. Even though Catharine advocated proper health, she had numerous nervous collapses and was treated in sanitariums frequently in her life. Catharine authored multiple treatises and books, including, A Treatise on Domestic Economy, The American Woman’s Home, The Moral Instructor for Schools and Families: Containing Lessons on the Duties of Life, and The Duty of American Women to Their Country. Catharine wrote a plethora of books and poetry,
Better (2007), by Atul Gawande begins with the story of Dr.Gawande as a surgeon in his final year in medical school. The first struck me because of the patient’s story. It was an elderly patient who nearly died from septic shock had it not been for a senior resident who checked on the patient twice each time making a life altering intervention to prevent the patient with pneumonia from going septic shock from resistant, fulminant pneumonia. Dr.Gawande discusses the importance of handwashing. In my own practice, this is something that I can incorporate in my own practice.
An inspirational event from Ruth Newman’s story of surviving the San Francisco earthquake is when Mrs.Newman was 4 when the earthquake shook. Newman memory never faded that her home was shaking about 70 miles north of San Francisco. Newman remembered that she was downstairs and her father picking her up and running out of the house. When the massive earthquake shook 1,000 people were killed by the earthquake and subsequent fires. Mrs.Newman was 113
D-This writer placed the patient on hold to address her poor attendance at CRT IOP. According to the patient, she had stopped going due to an individual at the IOP by the name of "Tammy." The patient says, " We use to get high together and everytime I see her, she always talk about getting high...... I can't deal with that........ but, I am exploring Wheeler Clinic and I'mma do a walk in on Monday....
In the short story "Leaving the Iron Lung" Carter underlines how physical condition can limit someone from accomplishing their dreams. For example, when Pauline is shouting at the top of her lungs while watching hockey night in Canada provoking her mom to wind up furious at her, Agathe, Pauline's mother "[clicks] over the kitchen floor" to heave at Pauline who waits with her “[shrivel] legs”(84). The condition of Pauline's legs demonstrates that she can't run away from her baffled mother and therefore she is frozen on her favorite window seat. Her polio limits her from avoiding mischief she has caused. In addition, her shrivel legs uncover how her dream is stuck inside her .Hence, the author uses physical condition to reveal that it can limit