appointment is appropriate, but the patient also needs to be taught how to control symptoms
My decision was that he should not receive the treatment because no matter how you look at it you cannot argue with autonomy as long as that person is competent. However, I
First, issue regarding the questionable clinical decision making and patient safety. Clinical decisions are very important for the simple fact that one’s life is in the hands of those healthcare professionals taking care of them. Some of these questionable decisions lead to wrong procedures, treatments, and duplicate medical records. These types of errors can be very life threatening and cannot be taken lightly. People can have a fatal result in their life, and if not they can lead to a debilitating outcome. In the 7,613
Furthermore, I will provide the best-recommended course of action to be taken in this circumstance in order to resolve such issues addressed in this case study. In my opinion, it is best for a physician to disclose all information regarding their conditions, treatment options, benefits and risks to their patient in order to maximize and respect his or her autonomy or self-determination. Such a course of action is warranted because it would be incorrect for a physician to rely upon the premise of paternalism that “health and prolonged life must take absolute priority in the patient’s value orderings” and the belief that life and health are intrinsic without taking into regard the patient’s own values regarding these topics when deciding whether
Rarely any physician intends to harm patients when he or she provides treatment to them. Patients see physicians and specialists in full faith that they will get help with a condition. What complicates the patient-doctor relationship is that the outcome of each patient’s treatment is different because of individual health conditions and the course of treatment chosen by the doctor. Problems arise when a patient is not satisfied with care provided by the doctor or in extreme cases when a patient dies. Since most of the time it is hard to clearly determine whether the outcome was solely a result of the course of treatment chosen by the doctor or whether other factors played a role too, quite often patients take their
Charlies doctors acted unethically when they asked if Charlie wanted to do the operation. The doctors didn’t ask Charlie these questions. "Has the patient been informed of benefits and risks, understood this information, and given consent? Is the patient mentally capable and legally competent, and is there evidence of incapacity? If mentally capable, what preferences about treatment is the patient stating? If incapacitated, has the patient expressed prior preferences? Who is the appropriate surrogate to make decisions for the incapacitated patient? Is the patient unwilling or unable to cooperate with medical treatment? If so, why?"(Siegler). The doctors just told Charlie that the operation will make him smarter. This was very unethical by the doctors who kind of took advantage of Charlie just for research.
During the physical exam, your father was conscious and alert but yet he was also disoriented and confused as to what day and year it was. Eldon also had no idea as to where he was. His blood pressure level was 160/80 mm Hg, which is high, but we closely monitored his levels. His temperature increased from 101.3° F during transport to 101.8° F during the exam. We found that there were no focal neurologic deficits, meaning that we did not find any deficiencies or diseases of the nervous system. Chest x-rays, urinalysis, and blood cultures were also negative as well. When the radiology technicians performed a Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI on Eldon, The MRI image showed that he had encephalitis. Encephalitis is an inflammatory condition of the brain. The condition is characterized by headache, fever, and nausea. Neurological disturbances can include seizures, personality change, restlessness, and disorientation. In some cases, a comatose state might occur. We also performed an electrocephalogram or EEG to record Eldon’s brain wave activity. Your father’s brain wave activity was normal for his age and showed no signs of abnormalities. The Doctor prescribed Eldon take Acyclovir, which is an antiviral agent for encephalitis. On the second
Hector v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a case that involves Frances Hector who entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to have a surgical operation on her heart (Cheesman, 2013). To the misfortune of Hector, the pacemaker was defective and caused injury which resulted in a law suit that Hector filed against Cedars-Sinai. Cheeseman (2013) indicated that Hector was seeking recovery of damages for the breach of warranty of the pacemaker and that the surgery was a sale of goods under Article 2 (Sales) of the UCC.
The family vision is for Jaime to be able to manage his impulsive behaviors, to make better choices and to not be easily influence by negative peers. Jaime would like to be able to use coping skills when he becomes angry.
Jones had the following childhood illnesses that included mumps, measles, and chicken pox. He also was vaccinated for whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, and rheumatic fever. He stated he had no serious illnesses as a child but did break his arm from a fall from a tree. At the age of thirty, he had his appendix and gallbladder removed. He was hospitalized three years ago for what he felt was chest pressure but was determined to be acid reflux. Client states that he had tetanus shot three years ago and had both the flu and pneumonia vaccines last September. Client denies any skin problems, difficulty swallowing, or weight changes. He denies any urinary or bowel difficulties but states that since he has been taking diuretics his urine output has increased. Last set of labs drawn were within normal limits but his pulmonary function test (PFT) was abnormal. Spirometry (PFT) is a test of how well your lungs work and diagnose COPD ((Vestbo, Hurd, & Rodriguez‐Roisin, 2012).Client is alert and oriented to person, place, time, and situation. No neurological deficits
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of a comprehensive health assessment on a patient of my choosing. This comprehensive assessment included the patient 's complete health history and a head-to-toe physical examination. The complete health history information was obtained by interviewing the patient, who was considered to be a reliable source. Other sources of data, such as medical records, were not available at the time of the interview. Physical examination data was obtained
Intervention Procedure: Following the diagnostic portion of the procedure, the left femoral vein was accessed under ultrasound guidance with a 21 gauge thin wall needle. A double lumen 4 -French (5 cm in length) was placed percutaneously into the left femoral vein by modified Seldinger technique with guide-wire exchange. Blood was withdrawn from all lumens and flushed with normal saline. The catheter was sutured in place and a sterile dressing was applied over the site prior to removal of drapes.
Typically, it is thought that doctors and the rest of the staff at health care facilities are trustworthy. However, Robbie’s neurologist, Dr. Abbasac, proves this thought wrong. Robbie’s condition got worse while being under her supervision, because she kept changing the treatment and increasing the dose of the medications. Due to the doctor’s actions, Robbie’s seizures became more frequent and lasted longer. He also started getting skin rashes, and his behavior was dramatically changed.