I’m trying to study for my Nursing course and I need some help to understand this question.
due Jul 16 at 10am
Begin by reviewing the story of Cassandra C, 17 yr old with Hodgkin Lymphoma
— Over the past 17 years, I have lived a good life. It has always just been me and my mom and all of our pets. My mom raised me well, to be a strong, competent and independent woman.
— Never did it cross my mind that one day I would be diagnosed with cancer. In September, after a stressful summer of blood work, examinations and biopsies, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
—Cassandra C., 17 years old, learned that she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September. Ever since, she and her mother have been entangled in a legal battle with the state of Connecticut over whether Cassandra, who is still a minor, can refuse the chemotherapy that doctors say is likely to save her life. Without it, the girl’s doctors say, she will die.
—Ms. Fortin said they had begun looking for a new team of doctors to verify the diagnosis, and hoped to find alternatives to chemotherapy.
— But the state said in court documents that Ms. Fortin had not brought her daughter to some medical appointments and was “not attending to Cassandra’s medical needs on a timely basis.”
—The Department of Children and Families took temporary custody of the girl in late October 2014. Two weeks later, she was allowed to go home, so long as she underwent chemotherapy. But after two days of treatment, she ran away from home.
After reading Cassandra’s story, click on the link below to watch a video of the outcome of Cassandra’s story and respond if you think that Cassandra should or not have had a choice in her cancer treatment? Please give a detailed explanation of your stance. Each student is REQUIRED to answer and support their position. You must kindly reply to another student’s post–This assignment counts toward your participation grade in this class.