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Case Study – ECMO and Ethics

The hospital team understand the importance ECMO has in keeping Thad alive and giving hope to the family but are ...
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Case Study – Moral Culpability for Respecting Patients’ Autonomy

This patient has a long history of IV drug abuse but communicates to the health team that his recent hospitalization ...
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Case Study – Decisional Capacity of the Patient’s Surrogate

With an adult daughter saying “No” to a trach and PEG and a DPOA spouse of questionable capacity what should ...
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Case Study – A Multidisciplinary Healthcare Team Disagrees

Most members of the ICU team, and the palliative care consultant, believe that prognosis is poor and death is imminent. Their ...
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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 ...
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Case Study –Too little, too late… almost

Angelie is tired and losing motivation. She feels hopeless and is struggling to find the passion that led her to ...
Case Study – Trying to Honor Johnny’s Wishes

Case Study – Trying to Honor Johnny’s Wishes

“I know I’m not doing well and that my time here is limited. So, I want you to promise me ...
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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, ...
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Case Study – Moral Dimensions of Medical Negligence

I should have been paying more attention. Should have insisted on either helping Lyle or finding a CNA to do ...
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