DETERMINATION OF DEATH / INFORMED CONSENT

Assignment #3
November 25, 2019
Approximately 40 – 50% of all hospital employees work in the department of nursing. o True o False
November 25, 2019

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Please read and watch the video to answer those questions below thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdGqUeIJVes BIO 603 3 17 18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWpHn2_a-eU&t=295s BIO 603 CONSENT 4 6 19
(ERD 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 55, 59, 61, 62)

  1. In compliance with federal law, a Catholic health care institution will make available to patients information about their rights, under the laws of their state, to make an advance
    directive for their medical treatment. The institution, however, will not honor an advance directive that is contrary to Catholic teaching. If the advance directive conflicts with Catholic teaching, an explanation should be provided as to why the directive cannot be honored.
  2. Each person may identify in advance a representative to make health care decisions as his or her surrogate in the event that the person loses the capacity to make health care decisions. Decisions by the designated surrogate should be faithful to Catholic moral principles and to the person’s intentions and values, or if the person’s intentions are unknown, to the person’s best interests. In the event that an advance directive is not executed, those who are in a position to know best the patient’s wishes—usually family members and loved ones—should participate in the treatment decisions for the person who has lost the capacity to make health care decisions.
  3. The free and informed consent of the person or the person’s surrogate is required for medical treatments and procedures, except in an emergency situation when consent cannot be obtained and there is no indication that the patient would refuse consent to the treatment.
  4. Free and informed consent requires that the person or the person’s surrogate receive all reasonable information about the essential nature of the proposed treatment and its benefits; its risks, side-effects, consequences, and cost; and any reasonable and morally legitimate alternatives, including no treatment at all.
  5. Each person or the person’s surrogate should have access to medical and moral information and counseling so as to be able to form his or her conscience. The free and informed health care decision of the person or the person’s surrogate is to be followed so long as it does not contradict Catholic principles.
  6. Catholic health care institutions offering care to persons in danger of death from illness,
    accident, advanced age, or similar condition should provide them with appropriate opportunities to prepare for death. Persons in danger of death should be provided with whatever information is necessary to help them understand their condition and have the opportunity to discuss their condition with their family members and care providers. They should also be offered the appropriate medical information that would make it possible to address the morally legitimate choices available to them. They should be provided the spiritual support as well as the opportunity to receive the sacraments in order to prepare well for death.
  7. The free and informed judgment made by a competent adult patient concerning the use or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures should always be respected and normally complied with, unless it is contrary to Catholic moral teaching.
  8. Patients should be kept as free of pain as possible so that they may die comfortably and
    with dignity, and in the place where they wish to die. Since a person has the right to prepare for his or her death while fully conscious, he or she should not be deprived of consciousness without a compelling reason. Medicines capable of alleviating or suppressing pain may be given to a dying person, even if this therapy may indirectly shorten the person’s life so long as the intent is not to hasten death. Patients experiencing suffering that cannot be alleviated should be helped to appreciate the Christian understanding of redemptive suffering.
  9. The determination of death should be made by the physician or competent medical authority in accordance with responsible and commonly accepted scientific criteria.
  10. Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA):
    a. How this law was created
    b. Legal definition of death, describe
  11. Define dying within context of faith, basic principle about human life
  12. Elaborate on Pain Management / Relief.
  13. Pain and suffering. Explain difference
  14. Diagnosis / prognosis: define both.
  15. Ordinary / Extraordinary means of life support. Explain and bioethical analysis
  16. Killing or allowing to die? Define both and explain which one is ethically correct and why?
  17. Catholic declaration on life and death; give a summary of this document: https://ecatholic-sites.s3.amazonaws.com/17766/documents/2018/11/CDLD.pdf
  18. What is a free and informed consent from the Catholic perspective?
  19. Define Proxi, Surrogate
  20. Explain:
    a. Advance Directives
    b. Living Will
    c. PoA / Durable PoA
    d. DNR

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