Issues and questions
What is compassion and why is it important in healthcare?
Is it ever justified to use force in caring for patients?
How can you be compassionate when being forceful?
Consider the case of a teenager with anorexia. The teenager wants to end their life but the parents want her to be force-fed. What if the wishes of parents conflict with children? Who has the final say? What factors should be considered?
What are the compassion issues in mental health?
Consider the patient who wants to be mobile and independent. They don’t have the cognitive capabilities to do this. What is a compassionate approach to this?