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describe and analyze.

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BIO 603 3 24 18

  1. Cure / care: compare and contrast.
  2. Basic care: Nutrition, hydration, shelter, human interaction. Are we morally obliged to this? Why? Example
  3. Swallow test, describe; when is it indicated?
  4. When is medically assisted N/H indicated?
    • Briefly describe Enteral Nutrition (EN), including:
      • NJ tube
      • NG tube
      • PEG
    • Briefly describe Parenteral Nutrition (PN), including:
        • Total parenteral nutrition
        • Partial parenteral nutrition
  5. Bioethical analysis of N/H; state the basic principle and briefly describe the two exceptions.
  6. Case Study: Terry Schiavo (EXCEL FILE IN CANVAS). Provide a brief bioethical analysis of her case; should we continue with the PEG or not? Why yes or why not?TERRI SCHIAVO CASE TIMELINE.xlsx Preview the document

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32. While every person is obliged to use ordinary means to preserve his or her health, no person should be obliged to submit to a health care procedure that the person has judged, with a free and informed conscience, not to provide a reasonable hope of benefit without imposing excessive risks and burdens on the patient or excessive expense to family or community.18

33. The well-being of the whole person must be taken into account in deciding about any therapeutic intervention or use of technology. Therapeutic procedures that are likely to cause harm or undesirable side-effects can be justified only by a proportionate benefit to the patient.

34. Health care providers are to respect each person’s privacy and confidentiality regarding information related to the person’s diagnosis, treatment, and care.

56. A person has a moral obligation to use ordinary or proportionate means of preserving his or her life. Proportionate means are those that in the judgment of the patient offer a reasonable hope of benefit and do not entail an excessive burden or impose excessive expense on the family or the community.39

57. A person may forgo extraordinary or disproportionate means of preserving life. Disproportionate means are those that in the patient’s judgment do not offer a reasonable hope of benefit or entail an excessive burden, or impose excessive expense on the family or the community.

58. In principle, there is an obligation to provide patients with food and water, including medically assisted nutrition and hydration for those who cannot take food orally. This obligation extends to patients in chronic and presumably irreversible conditions (e.g., the “persistent vegetative state”) who can reasonably be expected to live indefinitely if given such care.40 Medically assisted nutrition and hydration become morally optional when they cannot reasonably be expected to prolong life or when they would be “excessively burdensome for the patient or [would] cause significant physical discomfort, for example resulting from complications in the use of the means employed.” 41 For instance, as a patient draws close to inevitable death from an underlying progressive and fatal condition, certain measures to provide nutrition and hydration may become excessively burdensome and therefore not obligatory in light of their very limited ability to prolong life or provide comfort.

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