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
Dec 21, '07Wow 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.
Dec 23, '07Quote from somedayrn2008I 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.all i am going to say is that
PPL CAN CHANGE