bleeding. The patient was pregnant with her third child, and had 2 other children aged 2 and 4 years at home. The patient worked in the bank and was the primary breadwinner of the family as her husband was disabled after a motor vehicle accident and could not work. Laboratory tests revealed a white blood cell count of 76.2 × 103/mm3 (very high), hemoglobin 3.6 g/dl (very low) and platelets 6 × 103/µl (very low). A bone marrow biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of leukemia. The patient was accepting
Sereniti Scott March 10, 2015 CHHS 212-01 The Blood That Makes Me, Me Blood transfusion are not new to the mechanical world, but now with advances through technology it has become a much more common practice. With any advancement comes an ethical struggle to accept, understand, and perfect. Currently, there are many difficulties when it comes to administering blood transfusions. Blood is the basis for our existence, some believe it is more than just what keeps us alive but it is the center
Bible hold passages that Jehovah’s Witnesses feel are key in their beliefs on not receiving blood transfusions (Ethics, 2009). For the medical community this is a difficult issue to deal with and relate to. Saving lives is what healthcare is about and blood transfusions assist in that. For some, however, blood transfusions are not an option. Although denial of life saving measures such as blood transfusions may not be ideal for members of healthcare, it is an important ethical issue and belief for
University (2017), bioethics has a wide range of applications; from birth to the end of life, directly affecting both patients and care providers, impacting human community from the local nursing home to the huge international conferences on a myriad of issues, some of which are discussed in this paper. This paper is in two parts, first of which discusses an article on blood transfusion, which is a major ethical issue. The second part of the paper examines ethically uncertain situation in which the nurse
out that blood transfusion is against the divine law. This prohibition is inspired from the bible passage “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat” (Genesis 9, 3–4).However, Jehovah’s Witness accept medical and surgical treatments, but they absolutely refuse any type of blood transfusion including whole blood, plasma, platelets, red and white blood cells.
the consent for surgery, the parents refuse the use of blood or blood products, because both of them were Jehovah’s Witness. However, it is impossible for the baby to survive without blood transfusion during the surgery (Meadow et al., 2010). There are no absolute rights or wrongs to this case, which is based on a synthesis of other actual clinical scenarios. The aim of this essay is to explore the dilemmas between the ethical issues, the law and the wishes of the family and the effect of it. Ethics
accident. He had been diagnosed with significant internal bleeding by a doctor. There are 3 unit of blood transfusion was required and immediately. Otherwise, he wouldn’t survive. According to his religion, Jehovah’s Witness, Mark decided to refuse the treatment with signed valid document. However, Mark girlfriend’s Pam was upset with this news and begged the nurse to ignore the document and begin the transfusion for him. If not, she will take legal action and sue the hospital for inappropriate treatment
pregnancy post two years complicated with mild preeclampsia resulting in cesarean delivery at term, but had no reports of sickle cell complications like painful crisis, splenic sequestration or blood transfusion. On arrival she reported left upper abdominal pain, temperature 38oC, heart rate 115bpm, blood pressure of 120/80. Her spleen was palpable 4cm below left costal margin with tenderness. Laboratory results indicated hemoglobin 2.4g/dl and hematocrit 7.8%. Fetal monitoring was performed for