Perspective
Volume 2 Issue 2 - 2020
Reflection: Neglecting Patient’s Rights
Noor-E-Marfa Amin Shivji
College of Nursing, Ziauddin University, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Noor-E-Marfa Amin Shivji, College of Nursing, Ziauddin University, Pakistan.
Received: December 09, 2019; Published: January 11, 2020




Abstract

A 70 year old female patient electively admitted in oncology ward with diagnosis of ca bladder. She came in daycare unit for intravesical chemotherapy and was accompanied by her 2 daughters. The procedure for intra-vasical chemotherapy is to insert the foleys’ catheter bag before chemo, the bladder is emptied via three way foleys, and finally the chemo is administered. After injecting chemo, the patient has to change position in lateral, supine and prone position. She was well explained about the procedure and treatment but she was constantly refusing for Foleys insertion and treatment. She was also feeling shy for touching her body. However, her daughters and staff were insisting her for the procedure. And finally, she received chemo against her will.

As this was the case of life threatening issue and saving her life was more important than anything else, so I was quiet at that time. Despite the fact, that families offer their best intentions, yet there was still question mark in my mind that whether these types of patients should receive treatment or not? Can we address this issue or not? Should we listen to the patient or follow principle of autonomy and patients rights? Or we should allow family to take this major decision of fully conscious patient?

Citation: Noor-E-Marfa Amin Shivji. “Reflection: Neglecting Patient’s Rights”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.2 (2020): 01-02.

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