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    Jehovah's witness regarding blood transfusion and a 14 year old

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    So as a recent nurse I would like to get an opinion about the ethics behind this case ( actual child's identity protected of course). This is not my patient but I will probably come across something similar one day. So in short the case is that there is a 13 yo girl who is a Jehovah's Witness, and her parents pulled her out of school because they felt other children's beliefs would tarnish her view. Her older brother who is away at college does not agree with JW religion. She presented to the ED with aplastic anemia and was confirmed she would die without a blood transfusion. She's 100% guaranteed recovery with transfusion. Parents refused, and child refused. Brother came to visit hospital and said she is incompetent bc she doesn't know anything different and called for the ethics committee to meet.He thinks he might be able to change her mind. The mom doesn't want to be ostracized from church, however, doesn't want to lose daughter. Child is still standing her ground. Its a mess of a case.

    As a future nurse I would like to know what relevant considerations should be taken into account?
    Is there a moral diagnosis for resolving a case like this?
    A list of options that might resolve the case?
    Positive and negative consequences of each option- maybe analyze a little so I can understand the thinking
    What option do you prefer?

    I know this sounds like a paper but this is only to help provide me with knowledge going further in my career. If you know of articles or anything that may be interesting, those would be great as well.
    Thanks!!

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3307508/

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3307508/
    So as a recent nurse I would like to get an opinion about the ethics behind this case ( actual child's identity protected of course). This is not my patient but I will probably come across something similar one day. So in short the case is that there is a 13 yo girl who is a Jehovah's Witness, and her parents pulled her out of school because they felt other children's beliefs would tarnish her view. Her older brother who is away at college does not agree with JW religion. She presented to the ED with aplastic anemia and was confirmed she would die without a blood transfusion. She's 100% guaranteed recovery with transfusion. Parents refused, and child refused. Brother came to visit hospital and said she is incompetent bc she doesn't know anything different and called for the ethics committee to meet.He thinks he might be able to change her mind. The mom doesn't want to be ostracized from church, however, doesn't want to lose daughter. Child is still standing her ground. Its a mess of a case.
    As a future nurse I would like to know what relevant considerations should be taken into account?
    Is there a moral diagnosis for resolving a case like this?

    There are several potential strategies to bring a resolution for this case, but these must be understood under the fundamental concept that exists in bioethics that is predicated upon ensuring that the medical profession respects a patient's right to the autonomy to provide informed consent if the ...

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