This is a thought provoking case study on the difficulties EMS personnel face each day when dealing with patients. It will require students to think about a specific scenario and apply communication skills, consider legal circumstances, and apply assessment skills learned in the course thus far. This case study is a great tool to prompt discussion about the decision making process in general and specifically for medical personnel. It could also be used as a lecture tool that springboard into a class discussion.
This can be used as a class discussion, group work, or homework assignment. The study can be used as a bioethics assignment as well and can be used as an enrichment assignment by having students research other cases and their outcome.
The case study contains 3 pages with 7 questions and an answer key.