Bok RR1 In the easy “The Doctors’ Dilemma,” Sissela Bok explans why some doctors told lies to their seriously ill patients, and why doctors should be told the truth to their patients. For example, doctors discovered an old man had a form of cancer that he wil be die during few months. “Should doctors ever lie to benefit their patients – to speed recovery or conceal the approach of death?” (337). According to the author doctor, most of doctors are in a dilemma as to whether to tell the patients the truth about their conditions or not. At times, they don’t want seriously ill patients to feel miserable about their conditions.
In 2002 her father was diagnosed with metastic head and neck cancer. She went with her father during lots of treatment so them was radiation and cyber knife radio surgery which kept him leaving 5 more years. What was sad was their where little medical help that was given to her father. Out of all the medical treatment that her father done Susan Wolf was was always by his side. Because there is only a certain amount of treatment that a body can with stand.
The physician did perform an exploratory laparotomy on her for a small bowel obstruction after the patient came in complaining of severe abdominal pain. Second, the patient has to prove that the physician was derelict. This means the patient has to prove that the physician failed to comply with standards of a physician. The physician left a sponge in her abdominal area which they later say is not the cause of her death but it caused severe abdominal pain and her and her husband kept reporting the pain to the nurses and morphine was kept given. If the patient didn’t die from heart failure first then she would had complications persisting from the sponge left in her body.
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.
As a nurse with many years of experience in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Nephrology/Dialysis, I have had much experience with death and dying. It was never so evident as in the long term illness of my mother. My father and sister were unable to understand the situation as I did with my professional experience. Even my and the doctor’s explanations weren’t enough for them to realize that the course my father chose for my mother was a long and uncomfortable one. This, in turn, was a learning experience for me.
eWinterbourne View was a hospital in Bristol that treated people with leaning difficulties and autism. Terry Bryan , a 35 year experienced nurse turned to the BBC Panorama programme after his complaints to the management and The CQC were ignored. An undercover reporter took a job there as a support worker, first he had training to show him how to reduce the chance of them getting violent and posing a risk to themselves. The message was all other options should be explored before resorting to holding someone down. During the reporters first days there he found that some of the staff ,as a first resort restrained the patients.
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.
Terri Schiavo's Case: Who was ethically correct? Bianka Rodriguez Keiser University July 18, 2014 Talking about ethical issues can become a very controversial topic since it varies between people's culture, belief and point of view among other aspects. Terri Schiavo was a young woman who suffered a massive cardiac arrest that affected her brain's function secondary to lack of oxygen and consequently she ended up in a Pervasive Vegetative State ( PVS). Terri was married and her husband was her legal guardian after her disability even though her parents were always very involved in her health care. After a demand Terri's husband won for a malpractice sue from one of the many surgical procedure she had to face in their trials to stimulate her brain and try to recover some function, a whole storm of family discrepancies, legal issues in courts and also the hand of politicians covered their lives.
We sat patiently waiting to hear from the doctor. When the doctor finally came in, he asked if the patient had had a recent major heart attack and when we replied that he had not, he seemed not to believe us. His heart valve had disintegrated and all of his blood had begun to rush backwards causing all of his other major organs to shut down on him. The doctor said he had to have had a major heart attack within the last ten days in order for that valve to deteriorate the way it did. The doctor told us that this man was as sick as a man could be and still be alive.
If it does not respond to chemotherapy almost immediately, it is fatal and the patient dies within months. The treatments leave a person very weak for a long time and cause hair loss. The physician tells M. of the diagnosis and prognosis without treatment, but tells her nothing of the side effects, lest she choose to refuse