Consequences of Bad Choices - page 7

I was recently involved in a multidisciplinary team evaluation of a patient who attempted suicide by placing a shotgun in his mouth. He survived the attempt but was left with only half a face. I... Read More

  1. by   star0910
    She would have to be some screwy lady to live through 2 husbands killinh themselves and a third trying~ that is if she hasnt dont anything to them. I feel bad for her family, if she has one thats still around.
  2. by   hbscott
    I think it was very interesting how the problems presented in this case study were perceived and acted on through questions and recommendations. Fascinating indeed.

    -HBS
  3. by   leslie :-D
    [QUOTE=hbscott]I think it was very interesting how the problems presented in this case study were perceived and acted on through questions and recommendations. Fascinating indeed.

    -HBS[/QUOTE

    have you ever considered becoming an author? you truly know how to captivate your audience. 'fascinating indeed'. and we thank you.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    forgot to ask hb, did you reconstruct this guy's face? will you do mine? you can make me into a regular old smiley face w/cheekbones and full lips and wrinkles only around my eyes because i've smiled so much. and you can't charge me because i am your case study.
  5. by   nurseunderwater
    ok...i'm thinking innocent until proven guilty. unless there is some legal action that is in the process of barring her visitation who can dissallow her visits? she is legally his wife.
  6. by   hbscott
    Quote from earle58
    forgot to ask hb, did you reconstruct this guy's face? will you do mine? you can make me into a regular old smiley face w/cheekbones and full lips and wrinkles only around my eyes because i've smiled so much. and you can't charge me because i am your case study.
    The facial reconstructions I do are not a pleasant surgical endeavor to endure. Trust me, you want to make the most of the beautiful and handsome features that Mother Nature gave you!

    -HBS

    Last edit by hbscott on Mar 16, '04
  7. by   hbscott
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    ok...i'm thinking innocent until proven guilty. unless there is some legal action that is in the process of barring her visitation who can dissallow her visits? she is legally his wife.
    How many Doctor's orders have you seen to restrict visitors? I believe there is some kind of duty to protect the patient from potential harm if the patient consents. If the patient can't consent then the issue becomes a bit more complicated.

    -HBS
  8. by   dwainlou
    An abuser can smell the weakness in a person. They hunt just like any other preditor. if you need more proof that she at least contributed to his suicide attempt. the fact that she cleaned out the bank account and ran off should do it. But without proof how could you deny a wife acess to her husband
  9. by   hbscott
    This patient care case study presented some interesting challenges and decision making that involved the principles of ethics, duty and law. As you can see by the many responses many individuals had radically different views on how best to approach this problem. Of course there were others who thought it best to avoid the issue entirely.

    We all have choices in our lives and daily practice. It is not always easy making the "right" choice but as you can see there are consequences to the choices we make in both our professional and personal lives.

    -HBS
  10. by   canoehead
    Did the wife get an inheritance from the previous two husbands, and was there a life insurance policy on the third husband?
  11. by   dwainlou
    Agood question. But how do you prove a crime was commited if they really killed them selves.
  12. by   hbscott
    I wish I could answer all your questions but the facts as I know them are there before you to read and ponder. The point of this anecdotal case study was to make us think about the choices we make in our professional and personal lives. I hope I have achieved that.

    -HBS

  13. by   canoehead
    statistical analysis- what are the chances that 3 men would attempt suicide with the same wife...I don't know, but I bet it would be amazing. Say, in Australia, there are 20 male suicides per 100 000 people. That's 1 in 5000 chance of a random man committing suicide. OK, assume the third guy was successful- there is a 1 in 125 000 000 chance of three guys, picked at random, committing suicide successfully. I think that wife should quit gettig married and go out an buy a lottery ticket.

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