MODULE 10 DISCUSSION – ETHICAL DILEMMA

MODULE 10 DISCUSSION – ETHICAL DILEMMA

For patients with liver failure due to cirrhosis liver, transplantation may be the only possible treatment.

  • How is the care for the patient undergoing liver transplantation different from the care of a regular surgical patient?
  • What patient teaching is needed after a patient receives a liver transplant?
  • Should the patient with alcoholic cirrhosis be a candidate for a liver transplant?
  • Should government funds be used in the care of patients with cirrhosis who continue to consume alcohol?