Case Study: Mr.Trosack In reading Mr. Trosack’s case review it seems the most important healthcare issue’s to address initially are: His newly diagnosed Hypertension and Diabetes, the new medications that he will be discharged with and his ability to self-administer, His increased risk for falls and his post-operative mobility and future mobility in general. Newly diagnosed Disease processes are sometimes difficult for an elderly person to accept. They often are in denial of diagnosis and would prefer to ignore this. There is often a fear of loss of independence and autonomy. This can cause depression, a sense loss or hopelessness and non-compliance with new medication regiments and new self-care practices.
I would then meet with the patient to discuss the clinics concerns and ask her if she has any questions regarding her care. Also, I would make an appointment with the patient and her boyfriend to find out their plans for the pregnancy and the care of the baby after delivery. During this meeting I would also ask them about their sources of support, both financial and personal, and emphasize the need for success outcome. After communicating with others within the clinic team, I would come up with a collaborative plan and help the couple by setting them up with community resources. 2.
It is also argued that Mr. Bartling was not medically fit to make meaningful decision because of his vacillation. The nurses had on several occasions heard Mr. Bartling make several statements to his doctor and nurses to the effect that he wanted to live and did not want the ventilator disconnected(“Bartling v. Superior court”, 1984). This clearly gives a strong prove that the hospital had the responsibility to treat Mr. Bartling based on his persistence request to the doctors and
Despite this, doctors went to his mother for consent for his treatments even though she wasn’t appointed as his legal guardian. She refused to allow Dax the death he wanted and had the right to. While he has recovered from the burns, become financially secure via a lawsuit, attended law school, and married he still would make the same decision if he could do it over again. The Philosophical Problem This case brings about a significant issue regarding patient autonomy. Dax was legally certified by a psychiatrist to have full decision-making capabilities and yet he was not allowed to choose his own fate.
This paper will address why Jerry is not qualified to refill any prescription medication. If Jerry is protected if a lawsuit is filled. Jerry’s decision is a tough one, legal and ethical issues and advice will be provided for Jerry’s use. Jerry’s medical training does not qualify him to issue a refill order as well as the pharmacy law. A licensed practical nurse is below a registered nurse level and not even an RN can do this.
When ever Michael leaves his house, and before he goes to bad at night, he is plagued with doubts that he has not switched of electrical appliances and locked the doors and windows. Michael is terrified that if something was left on accidentally, there could be a fire and something terrible might happen. He does not want to be inadvertently responsible for harm befalling onto his loved ones, neighbours, or other people, and so he checks “dangerous” items repeatedly to be certain that they are safely turned off. This checking is
I feel the appropriate standard of care for the case study would be for the doctor to perform the procedure. Since the patient is incoherent and can’t decide for herself. The wounds from falling must have been bad enough were it could have been too dangerous to wait for the kin to agree to care or the patient. In these situations I think it’s up to the medical staff mainly physician to decide what is appropriate care at the time. The patient had a severe head wound which needed attention right away.
The character Dr. Kim Reggis acted impatient when he wanted to know what was wrong with Becky. For example when he was in the waiting room with his ill daughter him being impatient caused him to be become very upset. When he went to the counter to see if he could get his daughter in to see a doctor sooner and was told that he had to wait just as long as the other people in the waiting room he said “I’m going to complain about that woman. Kim said 65”. Kim thought that since he was a doctor there he could get special treatment.
The purspose of the visit was to deliver a bad news to husband that his wife’s health condition took worst over the night in the hospital. In this case, waiting was not possible because the news had to be delivered immediately. This made me feel awkward and uncomfortable being around the family and I found it difficult to know what to say to him as I was unclear of his wife diagnosis. I had discussed with nurse about the diagnosis and asked GP for permission to look at the record notes from hospital. After all that, we went to the house.
He feels guilty when he can’t help those who need him and he knows that they will later die of their disease. Malik is a very concerned person, he is desperate to get hold of the medicine as the army comes in, so maybe he can heal people. He is impatient because he wants to heal people. 3. Comment on the role of the female doctor.