CASE 23 BOARD - to be able to make a rational decision His...

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We should put him on the chemo because we have to consider that he is only eleven years old, which is a minor, and that he is very ill which according to Ackerman compromises one’s autonomy. The illness gets in the way because Jimmy is most likely depressed and has given up on his life. We have to put this into account that it is very problematic to what the requirements are
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Unformatted text preview: to be able to make a rational decision. His speech is already slurred from his neurological disease and it will only get worse but there have been cases where an “incurable neurological disease” has been cured. From a paternalistic approach, we should take it one step at a time and deal with the chemotherapy now and then take into account the neurological disease....
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