While reading the novel My Sister’s Keeper it took me back to the year my mom died, just like Kate she too needed a kidney but wasn’t as fortunate to live long enough for it to happen. More depth into the book I began to put myself in all of the characters shoes, Kate and Anna were both brave. Anna was brave because she kept undergoing surgery for her sister donating stem cells, bone marrow, and blood which were all not easily done. Kate is also brave because she never once complained; she loved her sister more than herself and she already knew her fate was decided. ”My sister’s the one who’s always had to imagine life without me”.
I did nursing assistant to take care of my disabled mother who passed away from cancer. It was a side job taking care of her while I worked in technology. Through this certification process, I learned a lot about outpatient care. I had the opportunity to work for Kindred hospital to gain the maximum experience to use for the care of my mother. After her death, I got more interested in pharmacy because the medication had prolonged her life and when the medication was cut on her because insurance did not cover her she passed away.
After we had arrived the nurses escorted us up the delivery floor and had strapped my wife into a fetal monitor to check our baby’s status. I was so worried that something might be wrong, that our baby girl would be in trouble. As I sat there listening to my baby girl I knew I was in for the ride of my life. I watched, with a concerned look while the doctor had manually broken my wife’s water. I felt so worried and sad because I didn’t know what I could do to comfort my wife.
Knowing that her parents will force her to donate a kidney to her sister, and weary of the endless medical procedures Anna decides to sue her parents, Sara and Brian Fitzgerald, for medical emancipation, or the rights to her own body. Attorney Campbell Alexander agrees to work for Anna. Anna wins the case, and due to her sister's wishes does not donate her kidney. Kate lost the fight and later died in the hospital. From watching this film many ethical issues were evident which include the lack of autonomy and veracity.
It is a path to the open road for nurses to gain critical thinking, differ aspect of life. Nurses can advocate a nonjudgmental help to their patient's autonomy (self determination, chap. 4 pg 56). In the case study of Marianne, who experienced hemorrhagic stroke, unconsciousness, and without advanced directive. The husband wanted to save his wife, but on the other hand, their children belief that their mom wants a quality of life with dignity.
She is the most caring and giving woman you could ever meet. This is all why facing the fact that I could possibly loose her so soon was a very scary time in my life. It was a couple years ago, I was about ten or eleven, maybe younger, young enough for my mother to keep my brother and I in the dark about the whole matter until it was almost over. My grandmother was going to the doctors a lot, I thought nothing of it because it was normal with her asthma and other medical conditions. What wasn’t normal was that she was sad, very sad.
1.4 Explain ethical dilemmas and conflict that may arise when providing care, support and protection to users of health and social care services. CASE SCENARIO: a pregnant woman is killed from injuries sustained in a car wreck, but the foetus may still be able to sustain life by keeping the mother on life support. The wife had always said she would not want to be kept alive on life support if there was no reasonable expectation of full recovery. Should she be put on life support when her family knew she did not want that and it would be at great expense to the family, and when the woman is already clinically dead? UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF POLICY, LEGISLATION, REGULATION, CODES OF PRACTICE AND STANDARDS ON ORGANISATION POLICY AND PRACTICE.
June, a 34-year-old divorced woman diagnosed with severe anorexia, is hospitalized. Her doctors feel she may need to be placed on a feeding tube soon to save her life. Initially June agreed to the feeding tube. However, in the evening (before the tube has been placed), she became combative, disoriented, and refused to have the feeding tube placed. Her mother and father insisted that the feeding tube be inserted despite her refusal to allow it.
MY SISTER’S KEEPER (Movie Review) Conceived by means of in vitro fertilization, Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) was brought into the world to be a genetic match for her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), who suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia. Because of her sister's dependency on her, Anna is unable to live the life she wants; in and out of the hospital constantly, she cannot take part in extracurricular activities such as cheerleading or soccer. When Kate turns 13 she goes into renal failure. Knowing that she will have to donate one of her kidneys to her sister, Anna sues her parents for medical emancipation and the rights to her own body. Attorney Campbell Alexander (Alec Baldwin) agrees to work for Anna pro bono.
For example, recently my mom got diagnosed possibly with cancer. Having this happen to my family, I realized how valuable life really is. As shocking and hurtful as it can be, I'm in no control of the circumstances the universe had to throw at me. I am powerless against this matter, but I know I can do something. I never let any second pass without her knowing and feeling how much I love and appreciate her.