After a week, she felt something was wrong with her body and she turned up pregnant with her fifth child. Her cousins, Sadie and Margaret, told her that the pain probably had something to do with the baby. “However, Henrietta said that it was not, because the knot is there before the baby” (Skloot 36). After her son was born, Henrietta told her husband, David Lack, to bring her to the doctor because she was bleeding in her vagina when it was not her time. They went to a clinic at Johns Hopkins hospital.
“More than 100,000 women will be diagnosed as having breast cancer this year,'' Mrs. Brinker said. “I want to find a way to deal with it before it spreads, and I don't want these women to suffer the way my sister did (Klemesrud, 1985).” Regarded as the leader of the breast cancer movement Nancy G. Brinker is one of the most influence women of our century. Brinker, as a promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do anything in her power to put an end to the devastation of this disease. Brinker as CEO and founder of the Susan G. Komen foundation raises awareness and leads the pack on research. That research is needed to find a solution to breast cancer that pulages today’s generations.
To conclude, I am passionate about sharing the emphasis for ALL women to do monthly self check breast exams along with an annual breast mammogram. These exams and tests are mandatory in order to detect early stage breast cancer. Remember, age is just a number. Cancer can and does affect young people! The emotional journey was a shocking wakeup call for me and the experience has affected everyone in my family in one way or another.
When my sister had her twin girls they were placed in the NICU because they were born a little early and the girls had problem breathing. There have been times when we came to visit the babies, and the babies were laying in their own throw up or their diaper haven 't been changed. I feel that the quality of care is very important. Everybody should be treated all the same no matter what type of insurances the patient has from Community Eye Health suggested in there journal How can we improve patient care? "Existing problems in health care relate to both medical and non-medical factors and a comprehensive system that improves both aspects must be implemented.
Last spring in Ohio, a 10-year-old Amish girl was diagnosed with leukemia cancer, “[found] on her neck, chest and kidneys (Perez).” In order to help battle this illness, the parents to this girl “[acceded] to begin two years of treatments (Seewer).” However, “[the parents] stopped a second round of chemotherapy in June because it was making [their girl] extremely sick (Seewer).” After this event took place, “the hospital, [where the girl was being treated], took the family to court to seek temporary guardianship [over the girl] (Perez).” As a result, there has been much debate over whether or not the court should side with the hospital’s plan to obtain provisional guardianship over the girl so as to make medical decisions for her, or to side with the parent’s choice to refuse treatment for their daughter. Although it may seem that the only reasonable solution to this controversy is to allow the parents to retain full custody of their child, the doctors of Akron Children’s Hospital should be granted temporary guardianship over the girl due to their moral responsibility as medics to ensure suitable care for their patients and their extended knowledge of this type of illness and its treatment. To begin with, the parents sought assistance for their daughter’s illness from medical professionals themselves; they’re responsible for bringing doctors into the picture. In doing so, the parents not only created a bond between the doctor and patient, but also made it the doctor’s sole responsibility to provide the best medical care possible. In this case, that medical care happened to be chemotherapy.
I had cried myself to sleep that night, wondering if she is going to make it or not. I have 6 siblings, 4 brothers, two sisters, not including me. Luckily it was just the first stage of cancer, she was able to have surgery and Chemotherapy done. During therapy the antibiotics that were given were strong. She had a rash on her arm, lost a great amount of hair, and was in pain the whole time.
Through doctors and nurses, she was able to get a medical prescription that will help her to die while asleep without any pain on any day of her choice. Looking at ethical relativism perspective, she was able to do what was right and reasonable according to her values and beliefs. Public opinion around the world tried to judge her, thinking that she should not have chosen to die. who have the right to dictate someone else‘s life telling them what to do. She was the one living that life with cancer, knew how it felt like and as long as she was in the right state of mind that was her right.
Faris in his article wrote about Brittany Mayrand who was an 29 years old woman with grade 4 brain cancer, and has prognosis of six months to live. She decide to end her life with dignity. She moved with her family to Oregon state where the euthanasia was legalized at that time. "Legally speaking, death with dignity is "a medical practice in which a terminally ill and mentally competent adult requests, and a doctor prescribes, a life-ending medication the person self-administers when and if they choose." Oregon 's Death with Dignity Act was the first of its kind in the nation and helped pioneered the burgeoning national movement.
I want to be apart of saving someone 's life just like my grandmothers nurse saved her life. When my grandmother had a stroke, she had to be in the hospital for like two weeks. Her blood pressure would be going up and down and her sugar levels would not want to stay stable either. The nurse she had her name was rachel, she had the biggest smiles I had ever seen. She loved my grandmother she would come and chat with us anytime she could.
M'lynn showed how she loved her daughter unconditionally in two ways; first, M'lynn risked her own life to help save Shelby's, and second she stayed by Shelby's side when no one else would. M'lynn risked her own life when she decided that she would give up her kidney for Shelby, “But I'm lucky. I don't have to wait anymore. Mama's going to give me one of her kidneys” (58). M'lynn showed how much she loved her daughter and wanted to save her even if it meant dangerous surgery.“[Shelby] They basically have to saw her in half to get the kidney.