How do u fell about a alcoholic receiving a liver transplant?? - page 3

I am doing a project for my last semester of nursing school and my group has the hypothetical pt of "the pt is an alcoholic and wants a liver transplant" ...Please state if u agree that the pt... Read More

  1. by   Neats
    Wow what a question!
    As a former prison health care manager who has seen many medical issues I can say they should go through the criteria list just like anyone else and if they meet the program goals then place their name on the list. I see this as no different than me going to McDonalds and buying a big mac knowing some day it would give me clogged arteries, a MI then maybe I would be on the heart transplant list...should I be on that list with the education I have knowing I eat big macs and what fast food causes as far as health risks? I don't care right now I am young and big macs taste good it is my stress relief from nursing school to have a big mac.
    Instead of the US focusing on medical care after the fact we should really place our efforts and monies at prevention I think in the long run it would save tax payers more money.
  2. by   NewRN2008
    all i am going to say is that
    PPL CAN CHANGE


    -H-
  3. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from somedayrn2008
    all i am going to say is that
    PPL CAN CHANGE


    -H-
    I didn't see anyone who said that people can't change. Just that some people don't. The problem with giving them a liver is that it means someone else- maybe someone who doesn't have habits that will make the liver go to waste- isn't going to get it. Just saying that people can change doesn't begin to address the complex issues surrounding transplantation.

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