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A man's legs.

Case Study – Whose Decision?

Jorge replies, “I don’t want to die! But please, please, don't cut off my legs! Please, Doctor! No one will ...
Man standing high up.

Case Study – “God will restore his leg. The doctors will see.” Patient Nonadherence.

Collin takes a moment to further underscore the complications and consequences that may arise from not having the leg amputated, ...
Pregnant belly.

Case Study – “You are Violating My HIPAA rights.” Patient Privacy

Skyler is a 33-year-old female, who is 38.5 weeks pregnant and came to the hospital in labor. When she presented ...
Woman in fighting stance with fighting gear on.

Case Study – Continue to Fight? Patient Decision-Making Changes

Sarah is a 73-year-old individual who identifies as female and is suffering from metastatic colon cancer. While an inpatient, she ...
Man's legs sitting in wheelchair.

Case Study – Don’t Take My Foot! Surrogate Decision-Making

The patient, Lockett, is an 82-year-old male, admitted for shortness of breath and complications from his diabetes. Lockett has been ...
Older couple walking arm in arm on nature path.

Case Study – Maxine’s New Love and Decisional Capacity

The patient, Maxine, is an 88-year-old female, admitted due to shortness of breath and complications due to severe dementia. Maxine ...
A stream with a fishing person standing on the rocks.

Case Study – The Avid Outdoorsman and Quality of Life

The patient is a 45-year-old male with chronic cardiac issues. If the current standard continues, the patient is not expected ...
The Case of Russell: Adults with Disabilities as Essential Partners in Their Healthcare

The Case of Russell: Adults with Disabilities as Essential Partners in Their Healthcare

A man who went through many unfavorable health circumstances that result in him being an advocate for his health ...
The Case of Ginger: Autism and Blood Cancer Treatments

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 (MDS, a blood ...