The Jehovah's Witness orthopaedic trauma patient: an ethical challenge.

Abstract

Members of the Jehovah's Witness faith believe that they are biblically prohibited from accepting blood transfusions even in cases of severe anemia that could lead to death. The refusal to accept blood is an ethical challenge for the health care team when managing an unstable Witness patient. The Jehovah's Witness patient has a right to refuse blood, and… (More)

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