Part 1: Chart
Mike and Joanne were given the free will to make a decision with
regards to the treatment of their son. When they decided to for-go
the dialysis and place their faith on God, the doctors did not push
them but gave them an opportunity of accepting them if James
was not healed in a week. Mike and Joanne also understood their
rights as James’s parents and decided to do what they thought
was best for their son. However, the conflict between their
Christian faith and healing and modern treatment played a major
role in confusion had at the end of the case study.
When it was apparent that James was in desperate need of a
kidney transplant, Mike and Joanne offered to be the donors.
Unfortunately, tests to ascertain tissue match showed they were
not compatible. However, it is evident they wanted to do good by
offering to donate a kidney for their child. Had they been
compatible, they would have saved their son without the
involvement of family and friends.
When all the people who offered to donate a kidney failed the
tissue test match, it was ev...
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