Given Dennis’s rough start in life, Diekema said he wondered if Dennis was refusing blood to maintain his relationship with his aunt and his standing in a church community that provided him social support and nurture. “He may not feel as obligated to make that same decision when he’s 30,” Diekema said. One afternoon, Lindberg
Teens as young as 12 can make their own medical decisions in certain states. That’s because of the mature minor doctrine. The doctrine allows teens to get abortions, mental health care and drug treatment without their parents’ permission. But the doctrine has a flip side: What happens when teens refuse care that would save their
OBJECTIVE: To understand the antepartum attitudes toward blood product transfusion among members of the Jehovah’s Witness faith.
Misinformation related to Watchtower’s blood transfusion policy is another story. One statistician estimates that at least 50,000 people have died prematurely due this poorly constructed and misguided policy
Perhaps patients who are Jehovah’s Witnesses are not making decisions based on faith but instead are making decisions based on fear….. We are free to refuse consent for medical treatments. The ability to exercise our free will requires a non-coercive environment.
Frank M. Brown, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Asheville (N.C.) VA Medical Center, was sued by a Jehovah’s Witness named William Clinton, who claimed Dr. Brown refused to operate on him and thereby violated his First Amendment right to freedom of religion. Though the case raises some interesting questions, it was dismissed by a
We expect surgeons to be as careful as pilots given their life-and-death decision – but it turns out they are anything but. A heart surgeon’s own heart usually sinks when a Jehovah’s Witness enters the consulting room. A patient who categorically refuses to have a blood transfusion takes one potential safety net away from the
An accused killer seeks to escape murder charges, claiming that if his victim wasn’t a Jehovah’s Witness, he would have lived. Jehovah’s Witness beliefs include refusing certain medical interventions, including blood transfusions. In this case, the shooter claims that if his victim hadn’t refused a transfusion, he’d still be alive. Thus, he claims, his actions
Baby dies after parents refuse blood transfusion, because they’re Jehovah’s Witnesses. Source: Ghana | adomonline.com Date: 23-07-2015 “The parents did not give us the permission to give the baby blood…so when her condition was getting worse, we invited both parents…after some hours, we realized that the mother had run with the baby…,” Dr. Darko said.
As representatives of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ghana, we write to point out the misinformation contained in that report. Our investigation into the matter has clearly established that the said Rebecca Dankwa was not one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Since this person mentioned in the report was not one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, we are at a loss