Case Study – Casey’s Last Inning

Case Study – Casey’s Last Inning

Casey, a 47-year-old woman, umpired little league baseball games until she apparently suffered a cardiac arrest six months ago. She suffered anoxic brain damage and is now in a persistent vegetative state. Her mother, who lived with Casey until her illness, insists on aggressive treatment despite the poor prognosis. The nursing home staff has reluctantly agreed to CPR.

How do 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 to taking the right, good and wise action?