Treating Ed

TitleTreating Ed
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAdvance , BIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , durable , end-of-life , HEALTH , Healthcare , HIPPA , Living , Medical , MEDICINE , NURSING , patient
AbstractEd is dying. How should his wishes for medical treatment be carried out? As the case unfolds, students explore the rights and responsibilities of doctors, patients, and patient representatives regarding difficult medical decisions. Specifically, students consider the ramifications of Advance Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney. The case was written for an introductory biology course, but could easily be used in or modified for a human anatomy and physiology, introductory nursing, or medical ethics course.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo.
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