Futile Treatment in Critical Care Unit Introduction In many critical care units there are always some patients who receive treatment or interventions to prolong their lives. These interventions include mechanical ventilations, dialysis, inotropes support and so on. According to Huynh (2014), when critical care is used to prolong life without achieving a benefit meaningful to the patient, it is usually considered "futile". He had conducted a survey in five ICUs for three months, there were 123 patients been assessed to receive futile treatment among 1136 patient (Huynh, 2014).
A classic and often overused claim in today's society and culture is that technology and innovation is ruining the lives of children and making them into absolute monsters, or at the very least ruining their lives forever. Are these claims always true? No. But they do also stand on some merit, perhaps not as much as it’s put out to be, but some nonetheless. Stephanie Hanes, in her article Little Girls or Little Women?
This is a 47-year-old male with a 2/1/2007 date of injury, who injured his low back from lifting a large bucket of cut grass. DIAGNOSIS: 1. Left SI radicular symptoms. Lumbar discogenic pain with high-intensity zone at L5-S1 per MRI April 2007. X-ray showed 4-mm retrolisthesis at L5-S 1.
Davy et al., 2015 argues that it is not beneficial for dementia and mental illness. CCM has six elements and studies have shown that it is difficult to distinguish which component of this model may have more benefit and insufficient evidences of how the health care system can organize high quality of care to deliver to individuals (Healey et al., 2015). Coulter, Roberts & Dixon (2013) identified that National Health Service England has adapted House of Care Model (HOCM) for LTCs to reduce mortality and morbidity and to deliver high quality of person centered care. This model is for patients who are having one or more conditions. The patient is supported by different services and through collaborative care plan so that individuals can’t be confused
Counter argument outline I. Introduction: Thesis statement. In spite of the remarkable and convincing arguments presented by Hodgkinson about the benefits of an extra hour of sleep, some of the claims he provided were disputable. II. Common ground: Topic sentence: Throughout the article he states reasonable and attractive evidences.
Euthanasia: When it come to the topic of euthanasia, most of us will readily agree that it is a debatable topic. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of whether euthanasia should be given to end suffering. Weather some are convinced that there is better ways to go about pain such as hospice to provide them with more comfort, others maintain the idea that euthanasia should be given because people are free to choose how they want to die to end their suffering. My view is that euthanasia should not be legal because euthanasia is still a form of murder and ill people who are depressed tend to be capricious.
Applying the standard Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model could present challenges when working with terminal cancer patients. CBT has generally targeted unrealistic fears and worries in otherwise healthy people with clinically significant anxiety symptoms (Greer, Park, Prigerson & Safren, 2010). The traditional CBT model typically does not sufficiently address negative thought patterns among cancer patients that are rational, but nonetheless intrusive and distressing, such as concerns about cancer-related pain, disability and death, as well as management of multiple stressors, changes in functional status and intense medical treatments (Greer, Park, Prigerson & Safren, 2010). Using CBT with terminal cancer patients may present a challenge because some level of adverse thought is expected due to the diagnosis of a terminal illness. When a client is facing death, it may come off as
Concerns over palliative withdrawal of ventilator support in patients causing undue suffering have been discussed in the literature. Certainly, terminal withdrawal of support should be treated with the same aggressive measures that we use to treat those patients that are better able to communicate their symptoms. However, to simply state that we need to treat symptoms aggressively is naïve in assuming that we know completely what the patient is experiencing. High quality evidence does not exist to describe the best methods for which palliative ventilator withdrawal should be performed under. That being said, withdrawal of ventilator support will continue and it is our responsibility to perform such procedures informed with the best available
The way of Rumor by Robert Knapp Robert Knapp psychologist during the world war II he attempts to classify and define the rumors by studying them, monitor people behaviors he published his book about rumor in 1944 it was nearly seventy years ago, when Knapp published his book and his research about rumor still has strong influence upon rumors. He starts classify the rumors based on the types that drive rumors and make them happen and he reach, three things that drive them and they are wish fear and hostility. His book is about why the rumors start to exists and what the purpose that serves the rumors. Most of the rumors start either by myth, legend or even a humor to drive laugher or provoke them and the math, legend it starts from a long
“In recent years, we have made great strides in improving and raising the importance of end of life care. The Department of Health’s End of Life Care Strategy4 set us on this path in 2008 and was soon followed by a series of key documents that have charted our progress in understanding and improving end of life care in recent years. These have included the NICE Quality Standard for End of Life Care5, the Independent Review of Palliative Care Funding6, and One Chance to Get it Right7, the system-wide response to the review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.8 Finally, the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care9, published in September 2015, has built on this progress and provided a framework for national and local health and care system