• Allowing someone to die: Some religious affiliations (Jehovah’s witness) will not receive a blood transfusion. They have decided not to take advantage of medical technology to preserve life. If such person is in a life & death situation and required a blood transfusion in order to survive the choose to die vs. receiving a blood transfusion.
For many people Christianity is the religion of choice and a way of life. Jehovah?s Witnesses are one subgroup of the Christian faith. The JW religion was founded in 1872 by Charles Taze Russell. They comprise 1.2 million of the U.S. population (Campbell, Y., Machan M., & Fisher, M., 2016). They present a unique challenge to the medical community because of their stance on blood transfusions. Part I will provide a
Article 14- Children have a right to freedom of religion although they should also be free to examine their beliefs.
Three examples of diversity in a health and social care setting. Diversity demonstrated in a hospital: If a Jehovah witness comes into the hospital in need of a blood transfusion the doctors and nurses must respect the patient’s wishes not to have a blood transfusion.
According to the first principle, nonmaleficience, it would not be appropriate as a professional to practice medicine based on his or her own beliefs and not consider the patients feelings about the operation. In this particular case, regarding religious constrictions the doctor must decide if the patients’ needs outweigh the ethical belief of nonmaleficience. Asserting empathy in this case could prove to be a problem. How does a person wholly understand the beliefs of another when they have not been exposed to those beliefs and culture that supplied this person with their values of living? Understanding a patient’s background can significantly impact a decision. If a doctor were to treat a Jehovah Witness with blood they need to understand the impact they would be having on their patient’s life.
Jehovah’s Witness and Blood Transfusion Ruta Urbstaite Framingham State University Abstract The purpose of this paper is to identify the characteristics, values and beliefs of Jehovah’s Witness group. It will discuss their reasoning for refusal to accept blood transfusions. The paper will elaborate on the best approach to offer appropriate care, advice and education
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However, the first amendment makes it difficult to pass anti-cult legislation in America. Legislation to allow parents to hospitalize their adult children, as well as other laws of the sort were proposed and subsequently shot down. Though anti-cult legislation was and still is needed, it is hard to pass laws of this type that do not interfere with the American Public’s freedoms or constitutional rights 5.
Being Savior siblings mean they were created for the purpose of donating to their siblings. They will have to donate to give no matter what. Younger children most likely do not comprehend what is happening. They do not understand what is being done to them or what is being taken away from them. However, older children, in the preoperative phase can usually comprehend and have the capability to participate in their care and decision making. Therefore, even when a consent cannot be given by a child, assent should be sought. "…Assent is an interactive process in which physicians reveal information and patients share their values, until the two parties reach joint decisions." (282) Because of their status as Savior Siblings, created to give and donate, they will undergo procedures even if they wouldn't want to. Just as any human beings have the right to refuse medical procedures, they should have that right to. Also, everyone has the right to have their wishes heard. Everyone has the right to participate in their health care and medical decisions. Children who have the capacity to participate in these should be encouraged to do so whether they are Savior Siblings or
Jehovah's witnesses’ faith allows them to seek medical help; however, they do not accept blood transfusions. This belief arises from a biblical passage that states "Only flesh with its soul- its blood-you must not eat (Genesis 9:3-4), "You must not eat the blood of any sort of flesh, because the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood. I will set my face against that person who eats blood...Anyone eating it will be cut off” (Leviticus 17:10, 13-14). These passages are interpreted by Jehovah's witnesses as forbidding the transfusion of any blood products. The following presentation will address legal and ethical issues that can arise from this scenario.
In my opinion I feel that the religious rights were taken away from Darlene Brown. In the Jehovah's Witness religion they are strictly prohibited from receiveing blood transfusions. I also believe that there is a great imbalance of justice, it is either Mrs Browns religious beliefs or the
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