Case Study – “If you prick me, do I not bleed?”

Case Study – If you prick me, do I not bleed?

Elizabeth is over 100 years old, with little cognitive decline. Her blood-thinning medication requires monthly blood draws, which are painful and distressing to Elizabeth.

Is continuing the monthly blood draws the right thing to do?

How can healthcare providers clearly state what they believe is the right and good and wise action that ought to be taken for the patient?

Are there barriers (persons, rules, policies) to taking the right, good and wise action also been named?