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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 Print This Case Study The Case of Jehovah’s Witness: A Minor Requiring Blood Products A sixteen-year-old male member of Jehovah's Witnesses incurred injuries in an auto accident.  The injuries required surgery. The Case of Jehovah’s Witness: A Minor Requiring Blood Products Case Study: Novak V.…
  • 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: Dr. Donna A. Caniano Assistant Professor of Surgery Ohio State University College of Medicine Midwest Medical Ethics, Summer 1988

  • The Case of Ophelia: Conflicting Values in the Placement of Violent Teenager with Mental Disability

    The Case of Ophelia: Conflicting Values in the Placement of Violent Teenager with Mental Disability Ophelia is fifteen years old, nearly six feet tall, and weighs 160 pounds. She has cognitive disabilities and has a history of violence against others. Ophelia’s mother was addicted to crack, and she abandoned Ophelia when the child was five…

  • 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. The mother suspects it is empacho, a folk illness that has been described in various Latino ethnic groups, including Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Central Americans,…

  • Case Study – Clinical Research Involving Children

    Case Study – Clinical Research Involving Children T.J. is a seven-year-old boy who was diagnosed with asthma at three years of age. T.J. and his parents have been approached about his participation in a clinical study of a new medication for asthma to assess its safety and efficacy in treating children with asthma. What are…

  • Hope in Pediatric Palliative Care

    Chris Feudtner, MD, of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, explains the concept of thinking and feeling your way through pediatric palliative care.