Life and Death Issues in Healthcare A Review of the Case Study During a scheduled appointment a patient is given the unfortunate diagnosis of colon cancer. The physician has asked you, the Medical Office Manager, to send his records to the referring oncologist. When you ask the patient to sign the appropriate release of information forms, the patient informs you that he does not believe in modern cancer treatments and will not be going to the oncologist’s office. The patient gives you a copy of his living will stating his wishes for end of life and says “if this is it, this is the way I want it. Please put this in my file…” This case study is going to go through and review a variety
Shouldice Hospital is very successful and highly reputable hospital that specializes in only external type abdominal hernias. This hospital is a prime example of the advantages that a business can drive from specializing in a service focusing on a definite and limited market segment. This specialization coupled with efficient patient flow management and service delivery system at the hospital is what makes Shouldice such a successful hospital. There are several factors that account for the success of Shouldice hospital and its operations. They selected their patients and had strict screening criterions.
Just like all other aspects of their culture, their religious beliefs guide their responses to life, death, health, and illness (Fisher, 2002). For the Amish the quality of a person’s life is far more important than its length. In fact, a “good” death is preferred to more days or months of pain and suffering (Fisher, 2002). The Amish community cares for the ill, elderly, feeble, mentally handicapped, physically handicapped, will have surgery and other forms of high tech treatment but will delay seeking medical treatment for minor problems (Fisher, 2002). For minor problems, they will generally rely on alternative or homeopathic remedies.
Essay: This is how I see it; from a medical perspective, many people have come to believe that it is the responsibility if the medical personnel to do what ever it take to continue the life of one’s self. Everyone needs to remember that a physician has the further duty to alleviate suffering when cure is not possible. The request for help with proper communication of the options you have can lead to a positive end of life experience. Dr.Quill had shown that compassion can also lead to the assistance I one’s death even though it is illegal, Boyd, D.A. (Summer).
From Steven Ertelt’s article, we knew that Ewart said, if he chose to live, he would suffer illness, but it did not mean he could cure the disease and have a new life (2008). Patients suffer grievous pain, and those who want to live, have to suffer through the horrible illness. But if there is no hope, and these patients choose to do euthanasia, relief is instantaneous. In addition, people would love to live with happiness. Imagine that your life is filled with pain.
The Last Lecture By: Randy Pausch & Jeffery Zaslow It is tradition that universities often have professors give a “Last Lecture,” a speech where they have to consider their death and then talk about what matters most to them. When Randy Pausch was asked to give his speech, he had already been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 47, which is a malignant tumor of the pancreas. He was a hard working man, husband, and father. He had three children and all were to young to understand what was about to happen to their father. He wanted to leave something behind so his kids would know his legacy.
| Why Nursing? Writing Assignment Justin Bluff Spartanburg Community College People who work in healthcare are a different breed from the average person. For the most part their patience is endless, their determination to manage some of the worst situations we could imagine is incredible, and that internal drive to care for their fellow man knows no bounds. I truly believe nurses aren’t made there born with the instinct to help others and satisfy their drive to be the best that they can in helping lives. That’s the person I want to become, giving me the opportunity to care for others and be a source of information and education for people who desperately need to make a life style change.
Without this love and passion, why is one in nursing. Love and passion is what drives nursing, without it, patient outcomes are greatly affected. This love and passion can be from simply keeping a patient warm when they are cold to administering antibiotics through an IV. Love and passion could also be simply taking the time to sit with a patient who has no frequent visitors. This love and passion assures the patient that you care and will be with them throughout their time of need.
The narrative then goes into great detail about the surgical process, and the tools that he uses to perform the surgery with. The narrative leaves us with a sense that the couple’s decision to undergo surgery was the right choice for them because the woman appeared to be in better shape than her husband or the surgeon. This essay informs the reader by grabbing our attention and maintaining it throughout the essay (Selby, 356-358). The way Selby grabs the reader’s attention and the fact that he keeps it throughout the essay is what is most important. Selby seems to hold the attention of the reader from start to finish.
When someone has committed to spend their life with another person, they have two people to care for, themselves and their partner. Even though I believe marriage is a beautiful experience, it can make one forget about themselves and their life aside from their wife or husband. I know firsthand, that this can have drastic consequences. A few years ago my dad was diagnosed with diabetes and instead of treating it as recommended; he ignored the issue until it significantly affected his family’s life and himself. Because my dad was too busy raising and caring for his own family, he did not give himself enough attention and as an effect to his diabetes, he became extremely violent, which almost caused my parents to divorce.