Robert Schindler, Terri Schiavo’s father, said, “You can see it's [removing the feeding tube] taking its toll where her face is getting shallow, but she still was responsive. And talking, but with no volume, like it's very, very low” (Hannity & Colmes, 2005). Her parents also disagreed with Michael Schiavo about whether their daughter would want her feeding tube removed. Terri’s mother, Mary Schindler, stated that she believed if Terri Schiavo had ever told Michael Schiavo she did not wish to be kept alive by artificial means, “I don't think she was ever talking about [removing] a feeding tube. My daughter would not want to be starved to death.
A young mother is in intensive care after having a rare but serious reaction to a friend's prescription antibiotics that caused her to "burn" from the inside out. Yassmeen Castanada, 19, wasn't feeling well on Thanksgiving, so she took a pill that her friend had left over from a previous illness. Soon, Castanada's eyes, nose and throat began to burn, and she was rushed to the emergency room, her mother, Laura Corona, told ABC News. Her body erupted in blisters over the next few days, Corona said. She had to be sedated and placed on a ventilator.
If she was educated about the importance of prenatal testing Nahla might have been normal today. Sadly, many minority women avoid the distress and discomfot of the medical industry and refuse prenatal care entirely. The skepticism results from doctors failing to effectively communicate the reasons behind such testing and failing to provide the patients with information regarding what the prenatal test is looking for and what such results mean. Because there is a lack of clear communication, some mothers are uncomfortable about recieiving such
Risk Assessment: Cor Pulmonale NR 282 Pathophysiology II Spring B – 2013 Cor Pulmonale Introduction My patient is a 42 year old Hispanic female with a past medical history of pneumonia and hypertension. She is a single mother with one child (son) and is employed as a cleaner in a general hospital. She denies smoking but drinks alcohol occasionally. She denies using recreational drugs. The patient presented to her physician’s office with shortness of breath, chest pain, excessive coughing, and excessive fatigue and states that, “she has fainted on occasion before”.
She is a very lonely 19 year-old woman. She seems to have no interests in life except taking care of her long, red hair and reading. She has been diagnosed as having metastatic ovarian cancer that is not curable. This cancer sometimes responds very well to chemotherapy. If it does not respond to chemotherapy almost immediately, it is fatal and the patient dies within months.
B -- Explain that the client will not be able to move her head thoughout the CT scan #4 The neurologist also prescribes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head STAT, why? C -- Right hip replacement #5 Nancy's daughter Gail, starts to cry and states, 'Mom was fine last week when we went out to eat and to a show. I love my mom so much, and I am so scared. She is all I have.' How should the nurse respond B -- 'I know this is scary for you.
The patient made it very clear that she did not want the phlebotomist to draw her blood (Finnegan, 2013).This same phlebotomist has drawn her for several days for a Prothrombin Time (PT) and Activated Thromboplastic Time (aPTT) without incident, so he reports this situation to the nurse. The nurse informs the phlebotomist that the patient has formed a complaint against him and did not want him, in particular, to draw her blood. The blood had been drawn from the dorsal side of her hand for several days, which was now bruised and swollen. The patient complained of moderate pain, especially when she moved her fingers. Upon observation there was a diffuse ecchymosis over the dorsal side of the hand that extends up the forearm to the elbow.
In 1996 a pregnant woman, Darlene Brown, was admitted to Ingalls Memorial Hospital by her caring physician, Dr. Walsh. Brown had consented to have a cystoscopy and have a urethral mass removed. Brown had also been informed that she would lose blood during the operation, but had not discussed with her Doctor that she was a Jehovah's Witness and that blood transfusions are not part of her belief system. During the operation she lost more blood than anticipated and as result her blood hemoglobin level dropped below normal levels. Her low hemoglobin level put her and her unborn baby at high risk of death.
I disagree that she didn’t discuss what he wanted to do and do it regardless how it was hurting her. She should have stayed on the doctors’ case about the prognosis. If they refused or were so uncertain about giving you answers, then she should have sort out other doctor’s opinion. I know she wonders did she do everything she could for her father. I say she was a good daughter that
Then, her Doctor, and her power of attorney were contacted due to the refusal of medication. Mrs. H died five days after she refused the antibiotic because of infection to her brain. Though patient made wrong decision, nurses must be safeguard for their autonomy, and their decision did not influence by