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  • Force Feeding Case Study Paper

    Thomas, John, Wilfred Waluchow, and Elizabeth Gedge, eds. "Case 3.3 Discontinuing Force Feeding of an Anorexia Nervosa Patient. "Well and Good -Fourth Edition: A Case Study Approach to Health Care Ethics. 4th ed. New York: Broadway, 2014. 131-135. Print. This is a case study of a patient who suffers from anorexia nervosa and has been force fed for 4 years in order to keep her alive. No improvements in her mental state have been made in this time, despite the many types of therapy have been employed during this time. She objects to the force feeding, but has been declared mentally incompetent, so she cannot refuse the treatment. It is evident by her behavior that she wishes to live, but rejects the food. If her treatment were to be discontinued,…

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  • Tariq Ba Odah Injustice

    prison including police injustice towards him, his hunger strike, and Tariq being force-fed time and time again. At the beginning of his arrest the military that was over his control took away most of his privileges. Ba Odah wrote to his lawyer “I’ve been spending twenty-four hours a day inside the cell for a long period of time, and that is due to the myriad problems I have been facing. The prison officials scheduled my two-hour recreational walk for three o’clock in the morning.” Ba Odah…

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  • Artificial Hydration Research Paper

    Artificial nutrition and hydration should not be used for end of life patients because intravenous hydration can have a negative impact on the quality of their life. According to RJ Ackermann, M.D (Medical Doctor), “There is always a risk when someone is fed through a tube. Liquid might enter the lungs. This can cause coughing and pneumonia… They can become plugged up, causing pain, nausea and vomiting” (Artificial Hydration and Nutrition par. 19). This quote shows that it is risky to use a…

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  • The Hunger Problem In Feeding America

    Originally, Feeding America was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1979 by a guy named John Van Hengel. It was his idea to to build a company that would help families and people in need of food. But this idea didn 't just pop up, he witnessed a tragedy that later gave him the idea of building a food bank. According the the website of Feeding America, John Van Hengel (the founder) a retired businessman, was volunteering at a soup kitchen feeding the needed. One day, he saw there was a woman…

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  • Monsanto Bias

    for agriculture, so they should be able to filter some of the false information that the documentary presented. One of the advisors of the Springport FFA was shocked to learn that his students were making claims that feeding beef cattle corn is causing major health problems for citizens of the United States. These claims are the effect of propaganda on high school students. Food Inc. makes statements that vilify the use corn to feed beef cattle and connects it to E. coli O157:H7, which is…

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  • I Want To Be A Pediatrician

    As an individual, I have always had this perception of wanting to make this world a better environment or at least a positive impact for people. This has directed me to the path of being in the medical field as a pediatrician for children. Many children may suffer from diseases or a type of illness in which they can not afford of seeing a pediatrician due to financial stability or economic reasons. In order to pursue this goal of mine, I have been immensely putting forth an effort towards…

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  • Nursing Interventions: A Case Study

    My patient is a forty-one-year-old female who was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma of the biliary tract. Her secondary diagnosis includes a jujuneostoomy, infection of her incision and wound care. Prior to admission she had a cholecystectomy which required her to be admitted to the hospital to receive skilled nursing care because she cannot care for herself. She has a large abdominal incision that requires packing. Additionally, she requires tube feeding and lots of IV antibiotics. She will be…

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  • Tertiary Prevention Case Study

    blockage. It is very important to know the rules for enteral feeding. Before we start the feeding, hand washing is very important to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination. The first step with G tube feeding will be checking the placement of the tube, where we attach 60 cc syringe to the end of a tube and pull back on a plunger to see the stomach content (like gastric juice). Than we need to flash a G tube with 30 cc of warm water to see if the tube is patent. The enteral feeding, I had to…

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  • Personal Narrative: Feeding America

    Feeding America.org, Our History, tells about a man named John van Hengel, a retired businessman from Arizona, who got the idea of a food bank in the late 1960s from a mother who searched through grocery store dumpsters to feed her family. She suggested the need for a bank-like system that could gather and share waste food with hungry families. Hengel ran with the idea, and at the end of one year, he and a group of volunteers had distributed 275,000 pounds of food to people in need. By 1977,…

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  • Meaningful Experience In My Life

    Luc de Clapiers once said, “The greatest achievement of human spirit is to live up to one’s opportunities and make the most of one’s resources.” Life is full of beautiful experiences and opportunities. People just need to recognize them. I believe that each day presents opportunities for achievements. However, the most meaningful experience of my life is when I first did my volunteer work at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in the summer of 2013. Working with the health-care professionals was a…

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