A nurse experiences moral distress with being told to continue monitoring a 100-year-old patient's blood work as long as she remains on blood thinners.
A nurse experiences moral distress with being told to continue monitoring a 100-year-old patient's blood work as long as she remains on blood thinners.Mary Jo is diagnosed with bladder cancer but does not wish to have surgery.A forty-five-year-old man with a three-year history of cardiovascular disease has entered the hospital with a stroke that has paralyzed his right side and caused him to aspirate food of any consistency.
Jay would require aggressive care in an intensive care unit. Jay told his doctor he would prefer that resuscitation not even be attempted.
Alice watched her mother’s long slide into Alzheimer’s type dementia, certain that her mother’s careful attention to advance care planning would be able to prevent her worst nightmares.
When Omer doesn't recover well, issues arise as the physicians do not speak directly with Omer's children.
Freda is a 32-year-old lady living in a long-term care facility who is chronically ill with multiple sclerosis.
This paper details the ingredients of a traditional oral morality capable of engaging biomedical issues and indigenous to people who think in proverbs, stories, and relationships.
A narrative about illness, coping, societal norms, art and death.
There is a high chance that the disease will progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), with lower chance of survival, so physicians had started chemotherapy. Over the last month, she has experienced increasing pain that has not been effectively controlled by her physician. He is not brain dead, but after 4 weeks in MICU and several neuro consults, the prognosis for “meaningful recovery” is said to be less than 1%.
This leads to other treatment decisions and dilemmas which become ethically complex. She has now been referred to hospice, primarily to get her pain under control. I had no experience on which to base my unsettling suspicions. JD has not regained consciousness and is apt to remain permanently in a vegetative state.
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