Case Summary Ceo Felicia Larue

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The Main purpose of this case summary asked by our CEO Felicia Larue is to give a brief on the patient situation and to ensure that her rights of are preserved and the risks to the hospital are minimized. Been paralyzed refers to patients that needs the use of the latest available procedures for psychotherapeutic work, comatose and treatment for different states of consciousness. Patients in comatose states like Lydia have been traditionally considered as victims of neural pathological procedures that overcome cognitive and communicative functionalities. While the latest procedures on spinal cord injuries suggest that patients may display spaces of consciousness on the worst persistent vegetative states.
Is very common that disputes arise over the treatment of patients that had been unresponsive through injury or illness for certain time lapse. Families get torn between the final decision because for some to end the “artificial life” is the alternative to stop the “suffering”. Cases such as Terri Schiavo can last years on court on a back and forth demand. Medical examination reveals apparently irreversible brain damage in a persistent vegetative state since 1990. Her husband and her family went to court battle to decide if the feeding tube should be removed. Finally her husband prevailed in court on 2005 and Schiavo died in March 2005.Others with firm beliefs wait for the miracle. Doctors in England and Belgium (Owen et al., 2005) found signs of life in a “damage” brain of a woman who was in a vegetative state. She reacts to the physician’s words about playing tennis by showing peaks of activity in the premotor cortex of her brain.
But for healthcare specialist like us our main goal is to try to discover what communication channels are open to the patient and then try to perceive the patient feelings and interact with those life signals. On our case Lydia…...

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