Patient Blood Management arose out of bloodless medicine and alternatives to blood transfusions. PBM has been accepted as the standard of care in Australia and has been implemented into the health care systems of other countries such as Canada.
A prominent promoter of PBM has been Aryeh Shander from Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. Shander, along with a German Jehovah's Witness doctor, Petra Seeber, authored a textbook for use in educating and training blood management professionals - "Basics of Blood Management" 2012 second edition.
This textbook, rather that being titled "Basics of Blood Management" would be better titled "How to Promote WT Doctrine as Medical Care". The introduction concerning the history of blood management is full of inaccuracies and I will attempt to get to some of those later, but, in the meantime, I want to present what principle underpins everything that this textbook puts forth as medical knowledge.
On page 285, chapter 20, Law, Ethics, Religion, and Blood Management is introduced with this statement:
This chapter deals with the principles and laws needed to make sound decisions in blood
Under the heading Principles as a basis for decision-making in blood management, we learn what principle it is that the world of blood management is governed by:
A body of principles and regulations governs everyday
decision - making in medicine, and quite a few of them
relate to blood management. Picturing these as a pyramid
(Figure 20.1 ), we see that one set of principles and regulations
builds on another one. The very basis for these
regulations is found in the Holy Scriptures, as I. Taylor
wrote: “ The completeness and consistency of its morality
is the peculiar praise of the ethics which the Bible has
taught. ” Building on the Bible ’ s teachings and the in - built
human conscience, ethics developed which — as a
science — describes human duties. As a subset of such
ethics, human rights were determined and eventually formulated
in writing. Human rights obviously apply also
to humans who are sick. Their rights, namely, patients ’
rights, are based on human rights and specify these to
apply in the situation sick persons find themselves in.
Charters and bills dealing with patients ’ rights go another
step further and give detailed guidance. As such, they help
government and non - government institutions to integrate
patients ’ rights into their legislation or codes by
adjusting them to the unique situation in the country or
their field of work, respectively.
The image used to illustrate this principle - the Biblical basis for blood management:
Blood management - the 'standard of care' that is promoted and adopted by entire countries like Australia - a Bible based approach to medical care. A bible based approach for secular medicine practice.
Well done, Watchtower.