Example of health history essay

Topics: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, Patient, Replacements Pages: 3 (839 words) Published: October 2, 2013
In this essay, it is about the journal article that I had presented in the Journal Club. In the following, I am going to summarize the concerned clinical issue / practice presented in the journal article. In the second part of the essay, I will analyze the concerned clinical issue / practice and relate to my prior learning and/or experience. Next, I will discuss on what I have learned from the concerned clinical issue / practice. Lastly, I am going to recommend strategies to facilitate my learning from the concerned clinical issue / practice.

The analysis resulted into two categories, ICD recipients' thoughts about replacement of ICD where the battery has reached the point of end of service and their thoughts about end of life. For the first part about the replacement of ICD, the majority stated that they would want to replace the battery. The reasons are as followed. First, some of them misunderstand that ICD can protect them from all cause of death. Second, some of them personified the ICD, which means they see replace the battery just as a signal and did not question whether it should be replaced, they think neither patients nor doctor make decisions. Third, some people worry about their heart will deteriorate since they will replace the battery even their ICD was never used.

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For the second part, it is about the end of life issue. The majority would not choose to deactivate the ICD and most of the people will avoid decisions. People avoid decisions because they said they were too young to think about death. End of life is not yet a reality. Maybe it is difficult to talk about death so they shifted focus to live in present. On the other hand, people will not choose to deactivate the ICD because they choose life at all roost, even the quality of life would remain quite poor in their extending life. Lastly, some people misunderstand deactivation that might cause immediate death.

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