Hi! I'm a nursing student and i have to do an essay. The case study i'm doing is of an elderly gentleman who is a jehovahs witness and i'm wondering if any of you can tell me besides refusing a blood transfusion, if there is any other beliefs that would affect medical care? I'm not a jehovahs witness but would be very interested to hear your comments and thank you in advance!
Nurse, here's a list of hyperlinks to everything you might possibly find of concern in re: JW's and blood and peripheral health issues:
AJWRB newsletter--New Light on Blood http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/16/75998/1.ashx
Blood, Watchtower, Deceit, Aretaeushttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/12427/1.ashx
Blood, Deceit, Watchtower, Piriehttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/11171/1.ashx
Blood, The Watchtower and Deceithttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/6288/1.ashx
Can the Governing Body be called a "KILLER CULT? http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/65089/1.ashx
Cow's Blood Subsitute In Big Trouble Again http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/19675/1.ashx
Extra corporeal blood circulationhttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/16/59987/1.ashx
Jehovah Approves Blood & Gives Pictureshttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/20949/1.ashx
JWs reject "human" blood but accept cow's blood?http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/16/63447/1.ashx
More Bloody Confusion....http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/12/42147/1.ashx
Mother Withdraws Permission for Transfusion after "Support" from JWshttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/16/76285/1.ashx
NO REVERSAL. ON TENEThttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/45244/1.ashx
Parental Decision Making [medical ethics info]http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/16/28290/1.ashx
Polyheme to be tested in US--JWs only forbid whole-blood products?http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/16/63540/1.ashx
Polyheme used by JWhttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/14/35965/1.ashx
THE BLOOD ISSUE (For Newbies & Jw Lurkers)http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/12/69035/1.ashx
Teen wins fight to refuse blood transfusionshttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/14/31362/1.ashx
WTS approves of blood "orgies"!! -http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/24049/1.ashx
WTS lied about Joseph Priestley and Blood http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/8166/1.ashx
WTS Blood Issue Deception on Louis XI plus Plinyhttp://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/8964/1.ashx
Thank you soooooo much!!! You're awesome and very much appreciated!
I can't really take the credit, Nurse. If you look at the top of this board, there's an "Action:: Jump to:" and a drop-down window. Click on the drop-down and the third topic under Jehovah's Witnesses is "Best of" compiled by Lady Lee, a Forum Assistant here. She deserves all the credit, because this list is on the first page of the "Best of" series of JW topics under "Blood." Also, FYI, there's a lot more than initially meets the eye on the blood issue as can be seen in the thread at this hyperlink: http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/16/106507/1848827/post.ashx#1848827
well thanks for pointing that out to me anyway!
Feel free to send me a PM. I'm an RN too.
Here's a link to an essay that I wrote for my nursing ethics class having to do with JWs working health care professions, and their religious "obligation" to disclose confidential patient information in certain circumstances.
Perhaps your patient in the case study does not realize the implications of what might happen if a JW health care professional came across some unsavory information in his confidential medical documents.
Thanks scully, so how do I pm you? lol sorry i'm new to this site - can you tell!
If you click on my ID above my avatar, you should get a drop down menu that gives you options to view the person's profile, posting history, topic history and send message.
That's the easiest way to get to the send message option that I'm aware of.
Nurse wrote: "...any other beliefs that would affect medical care?"
JWs as a whole are fairly reluctant to accept psychiatric care and depression is very common amongst members of all ages. This may warrant a little investigating under your 'other beliefs' category.
Also, many aged JWs are pretty much ignorred by family and congregation.