Critical Thinking Caps

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University of Phoenix Material = Team C Questions for Critical Thinking Caps Worksheet Read the description of the six caps and the “Case Study for Six Caps” on p. 175 of Professional Nursing. Answer the following questions individually. Then, discuss your answers in your Learning Team forum online. After you have discussed each question and achieved a consensus, compile a group response, which will be submitted as a Learning Team assignment. White cap: Information Marianne is a 79-year-old woman with hemorrhagic stroke. She has been placed on a respirator, unresponsive, pupils dilated and non-responsive to light. Physician recommends surgery to remove blood clot but does not offer much reassurance that she would recover function. She has no advance directives. Husband wants to try everything, but children believe she would not want the surgery and a poor quality of life, which they agree is the likely outcome. The ethics committee is meeting to discuss the situation before meeting with the family. What pieces of information are needed to assist the family in making a decision regarding Marianne’s care? What are the statistical outcomes of the surgery following removal of the clot? Has Marianne ever discussed end of life care or issues with her husband and children? What percentage of quality of life does the Physician think Marianne will have post-surgery? Marianne’s husband should be informed and made to understand that her brain is not functioning, she is unable to breathe on her own and she may never be able to do so again. The care team must explain to the family if there are any other options she may have available at the state of her well-being. Information should be thoroughly given to the family pertaining to what her quality of life will be pre and post-surgery. Reaching an agreement over a patient’s care may be difficult if family members feel
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