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The Case of Non-Beneficial Care

The Case of Non-Beneficial Care

80-year male with multiple medical problems including esrd, dementia, stroke, bedridden and low blood pressure is nonresponsive to medical teams ...
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The Case of John: Refusal to Eat in a Long-Term Care Facility

The Case of John: Refusal to Eat in a Long-Term Care Facility

John is a ninety-two-year-old widower of many years. He and his wife were childless with no relatives. Now that John ...
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The Case of Mary Jo Hoffman: The Wanted, Unwanted Doctor

The Case of Mary Jo Hoffman: The Wanted, Unwanted Doctor

Mary Jo is a 49-year-old who disagrees with her doctor's diagnosis. When she's adamant that she wants to pursue different ...
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The Case of Melinda and Matt: Ethical Indicators of Futility in Critically Ill New Mother

The Case of Melinda and Matt: Ethical Indicators of Futility in Critically Ill New Mother

A 31-year-old African American woman has a complicated health history as well as an advance directive that goes into effect ...
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The Case of Jehovah’s Witness: A Minor Requiring Blood Products

The Case of Jehovah’s Witness: A Minor Requiring Blood Products

The primary ethical issue in this case was whether the physician was obligated to abide by this Jehovah’s Witness’s previously ...
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The Case of Jennie M: To Tube Feed or Not

The Case of Jennie M: To Tube Feed or Not

Jennie has an advance directive, and it states her wishes clearly, but what it doesn't make clear is what she ...
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The Case of Jesse, Unrepresented and Homeless

The Case of Jesse, Unrepresented and Homeless

A 60-year-old homeless man, “Jesse,” is found confused and in distress by a passerby who calls 911. Paramedics bring the ...
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Case Study: The Case of Joe

Case Study: The Case of Joe

"Joe" is a 62-year-old building contractor who has been in an ICU for the past 10 weeks. He had gone ...
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The Case of Sepsis in a Newborn

The Case of Sepsis in a Newborn

The Case of Sepsis in a Newborn Adapted from a Case Study by William G. Bartholome, M.D., M.T.S. Case Analysis: ...
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