Friday, December 2, 2011

An All Too Typical Case Study

A typical case – older gentleman, no advance directive, uninsured, suddenly without consciousness and the family doesn’t know what to do. Conflict between family and doctors and hospital results.

What do you think?


Don't Pull The Plug! A Family's Battle With The Hospital
Carolyn Rosenblatt
December 1, 2011

What little brain activity was left in the lower brain would probably diminish soon and the dispute would end. However, they did not deserve to be lied to by hospital personnel in the meantime. This was crisis management, filled with the family’s pain and the hospital’s financial dilemma communicated as pressure to end the problem by forcing the family to let go.



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