Case Studies In Ethics Diagnosis And Treatment
They also inform her that time is of the essence, and that should the aneurysm burst, she would be dead in a few short minutes.The woman is an erotic dancer; she worries that the surgery will leave a scar that will negatively affect her work; therefore, she refuses any surgical treatment.They anesthetize her and surgically repair the aneurysm.She survives, and sues the hospital for millions of dollars.Though he survived the treatment, he still argues that he should have been allowed to refuse it so that he could die.The video is very useful; however, the videos of Dax's burn treatments are very graphic and the video should be reviewed before it is shown to a group of students.The video tells the story of Dax Cowart, a man who was severely burned by an accidental propane explosion.The burns disabled Dax, and the physicians forced treatment on him.
Second, they were intended to help students who were interested in a career in the health sciences determine whether or not medicine is their correct calling. One to two cases were formulated for the students to read.This discussion also took a superficial look at euthanasia.For this discussion, a 58 minute video, Dax's Case (produced by Unicorn Media, for Concern for Dying ; produced by Donald Pasquella, Keith Burton ; directed by Donald Pasquella New York : Filmakers Library, c1984) was used.These cases and questions are public domain, and can be re-used or modified for educational purposes.I hope that you find them useful, and that they spawn the same thoughtful enjoyment in you as they did in me. However, it is possible that they share similarities with actual events. Autonomy Autonomy essentially means "self rule," and it is a patient's most basic right.When you touch the boy's back with your stethoscope, he winces in pain from the bruises.You debate whether or not you should call Child Protective Services and report the mother.Then I presented the students with various questions related to some of the ethical issues contained in the situations described.The following cases are the ones that I presented to the groups.The second case involves the rights of a parent to care for her child in the manner that she sees fit.Case 1: A woman enters the emergency room with stomach pain.