WHO IS RIGHT ANYWAY? 4
As it is norm, it is the responsibility of the hospital to ensurethat all the people who visit hospital are treated and that death isprevented at all cost. It is a possibility that Ms. R. E. Fusal isrefusing the blood transfusion due to the fear that she might beinfected with diseases which can be transmitted through blood such asHIV and Aids. It is the responsibility of the hospital attorney toprovide blood samples to the court, which will ascertain that theblood which the hospital intends to use is pure and free from anyvirus or any other contaminations. The hospital attorney can alsoargue that the state has the duty of ensuring that each person’slife is saved and that for Ms. R. E. Fusal to contemplate refusingthe blood transfusion will be equivalent to suicide, which is illegalin the state.
According to research, there are instances where patients havecontracted diseases as a result of blood transfusion. Ms. R. E. Fusalcould quote the case of Mr. B who contracted HIV and Aids from ablood transfusion center in1983 (Pozgar, 2007). Ms. Can also arguethat she has the right to accept or reject the blood transfusionsince it is her own body and she can do whatever she wants with it.The blood that the hospital attorney presents to the court can beargued as just being a sample, which does not represent the entireblood that the hospital has.
Now you choose. What is your opinion? What side seemed to have morevalid arguments? Should a hospital have the right to requiretreatment? Why / why not? Be sure to support your opinion. Theopinion of the hospital to require treatment seems to hold more waterthan the argument by Ms. Fusal. It is evident that the hospitalobserves high levels of care and instances where a patient might havebeen infected as a result of the negligence of the doctors are rare.The hospital attorney has presented the blood samples of thehospital, which indicate that the blood is pure and free from anydisease causing components. The argument of the patient seems to bebased on another case, and it is clear that the facts of that casecannot be applied in her case.
Pozgar, G. D. (2007). Legal aspects of health care administration.Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.