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Medicolegal and Ethics Jehovahas Witness refuses a lifesaving blood

A 17-year old girl is a Jehovah‚s Witness. She refuses a lifesaving blood transfusion. She is aware of the consequences. She spoke to the social worker. what Next step in management

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children(under 18) can't decide for themselves and parents r not allowed to withhold life or limb saving treatments!
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A 17-year old girl is a Jehovah‚s Witness. She refuses a lifesaving blood transfusion. She is aware of the consequences. She spoke to the social worker. what Next step in management

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in lifesaving procedures doesn't matter. For example, if they bring a guy to the ER who needs emergency surgery and blood transfusions, and the wife tells you that the pt is Jehovahas Witness, it DOESN'T matter, do the surgery. Unless she brings you a legal document. In this case, i have to say that considering its a lifesaving procedure, go ahead a do the blood transufusion, because she doesn't have a legal document, and she is legally incompetent, and even the parents can't refuse the lifesaving procedures.
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i guess give the blood
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i answer it like u guys that i should give blood but the answer is

Next step in management: blood transfusion should NOT be given because she is competent to make the decision
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139 ethics questions (with answers)

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i answer it like u guys that i should give blood but the answer is

Next step in management: blood transfusion should NOT be given because she is competent to make the decision
Hey miss patho, i don't agree because":

1. There is nothing in that question that tells me that she is competent, not 18, not married, not living alone, not legally emancipated, not in the military, she's not seeking help for birth control, std, etc..

2. Its a lifesaving procedure. And it is true that the patient always has the right to refuse treatment, but she is not competent.

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check this question

The Ethics of Jehovah Witness and Blood Transfusion
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i answer it like u guys that i should give blood but the answer is

Next step in management: blood transfusion should NOT be given because she is competent to make the decision
yeah i also dont get what makes her competent .... somebody explain please?
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