Question of the Week # 29

A 10 year old girl who is a Jehovah’s witness is brought to the ER after a car accident. She needs IV fluids and transfusions. The mother refuses consent for fluids and transfusions, saying its against her religious beliefs. Your next step: 

A.  Order the fluids and transfusions, overruling the mother.
B.  Get an emergency court order 
C.  Get an emergency ethics consult
D.  Agree with the mother and not give the treatment

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2 Responses

  1. A.

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