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The Case of Nancy Cruzan
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The Case of Nancy Cruzan

The Case of Nancy Cruzan A thirty-year-old accident victim suffered lack of oxygen to her brain for six to twenty minutes. She was in a persistently comatose and vegetative state,...
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After the Heart Attack – Sister Rosemary Flanigan, PhD

In early 2012, at age 85, Dr. Rosemary Flanigan suffered and survived a heart attack. Fifteen years earlier, Dr. Flanigan wrote: “It makes me mad...
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The Case of Jack: What are the Limits of a Community’s Right to Know?

Case Study - The Case of Jack - What are the Limits of a Community’s Right to Know Scrutinizing the Individual: What are the limits of a community's right to...
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The Case of Immigrant Populations: Cultural Competence in Health Care

Case Study - The Case of Immigrant Populations - Cultural Competence in Health Care Delivering health care to non-English speaking immigrant populations requires knowledge and appreciation of the patient's culture....
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The Case of Herman: Rejecting Doctors Orders
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The Case of Herman: Rejecting Doctors Orders

Case Study - The Case of Herman - Rejecting Doctors Orders Herman, a fifty-five-year-old farmer, has come into the office of Dr. X complaining of an increase in the symptoms...
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The Case of Helga Wanglie – Futile Treatment

Case Study - The Case of Helga Wanglie - Futile Treatment Does the suggestion of withdrawal of life-sustaining technologies reflect moral decay in our culture?
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The Case of Ginger: Autism and Blood Cancer Treatments

Case Study - The Case of Ginger - Autism and Blood Cancer Treatments A 30-year-old woman, “Ginger,” is in the clinic, having been diagnosed several years ago with myelodysplastic syndrome...
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The Case of Freda: Nursing Staff in Moral Distress When Patient’s Wishes Not Followed

Case Study - The Case of Freda Freda is a thirty-two-year-old woman in an advanced fixed stage of multiple sclerosis. She is no longer able to move independently or feed...
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The Case of Claire Conroy

  Must Patients Always Be Given Food and Water? An eighty-four-year-old non-ambulatory nursing home patient was confined to semi-fetal condition with "severe organic brain syndrome." She had necrotic gangrenous leg...
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The Case of a 20-Month-Old Boy

Case Study - The Case of a 20-Month-Old Boy A 20-month-old Puerto Rican boy was admitted to the inpatient unit for failure to thrive associated with a decrease in appetite....
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Case Study – Tatiana Tarasoff: A Duty to Warn

Case Study - Tatiana Tarasoff – A Duty to Warn When a therapist predicts that his patient is a danger to another person, does he have a duty to warn...
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Case Study – Our Pregnant Daughter Didn’t Want This.

Case Study - Our Pregnant Daughter Didn’t Want This On the way home from her ob-gyn appointment with her husband Jack, 29-year-old Janet jubilantly texted her parents “Guess what?! We’re...
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Case Study – Family Opposition to Organ Donation Despite First Person Consent

Case Study - Opposition to Organ Donation JD is a 25-year-old patient who sustained massive head trauma and neurological injury in a motorcycle accident. He is not brain dead, but...
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Case Study: One Small Cut that Killed

Case Study - One Small Cut that Killed Joe visits the doctor complaining of a small cut and ankle pain on his right leg; he is told to rest and...
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The Case of Omer: Who Should Talk to the Family and What Should They Say?

The Case of Omer - Who Should Talk to the Family and What Should They Say Omer was a ninety-four-year-old widower who had lived independently in his own home for...
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