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  • Case Study – Mr. Jay’s Case

    Case Study – Mr. Jay’s Case Mr. Jay, a 71-year-old man with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was convalescing at a skilled-nursing facility after a hospital stay for pneumonia.  Mr. Jay and his doctor discussed the likelihood that his bouts with pneumonia would recur and the possibility that his lungs might stop working during a…

  • 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.…