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  • Case Study – A Family Divided

    A forty-five-year-old man with a three-year history of cardiovascular disease has entered the hospital with a stroke that has paralyzed his right side and caused him to aspirate food of any consistency. His mental status is clouded and there is disagreement as to whether he has decisional capacity.

  • Case Study – Walking The Tightrope

    Is this 85-year-old patient “a complainer” or is she in pain?

  • Case Study – The Role of Literacy in Making Wishes Known

    Where is Will Rogers when we need him most?
    Toward a traditional morality in biomedical ethics.