Coma Essay

2865 words - 11 pages

Everyday there are accidents and the numbers of people who survive are little. Some of them die, and the others who have a chance to get to the hospital don't end well most of the times. A coma is an example of what can happen and it is a is a profound state of unconsciousness where the patient doesn't respond to stimulus or talking. A coma can be caused by "trauma, bleeding, swelling affecting the brain. Inadequate oxygen or blood sugar and various poisons can also directly injure the brain to cause coma." Coma may come with many dilemmas such as the emotional dilemma, the economical, and in cases even the decision of disconnecting someone. Life always presents difficult situations and decisions in life and people have to face them, coma being one, and it has to be faced and if the time comes to let go.After time in a coma people can change into a permanent vegetative state where they are connected to machines to live. In this kinds of things the decision of the disconection is important because even tough the patient hasn't die because his heart is still beating, is in other matters death. Organ donation can be a alternative for this people to think of, because while the patient is "death" but still living just by machines there are many lifes that can be saved with his organs.Coma may also bring along a lot of emotions and after time it becomes an emotional burden. People eventually unconsciously become tired emotionally of having someone in a coma and this is because problems like this start to weaken the ones around little by little. Families are never ready to let go someone they love but it hurts most to loose someone they have close like having them in a coma, is like having them but not at the same time and when someone dies the family suffers but eventually they pass through a time of duel where they grief the one that is gone. When a coma happens people don't go to that grief because the one in a coma isn`t dead but neither is he alive therefore emotions start getting the best of them. An example is the one of Terri Schiavo. "She was an unfortunate young woman who suffered a cardiac arrest many years ago with subsequent brain damage from lack of oxygen. She had been in a persistent vegetative state since then, and was maintained on tube feedings. We heard about the disagreements between her family and her husband as to what Terri would want in this situation. Unfortunately, her whole family has been torn apart by the conflict surrounding her husband's decision, backed by the courts, to discontinue her tube feedings." This situation shows how a family can be torn apart in situation like this and how emotions are affected.There are many times when people choose to sign a DNR order where coma or a vegetative state may be a possible result. A DNR is an order sign by the patient that means "Do Not Resuscitate" where the patient asks not to be resuscitated if the circunstances are presented, in general it asks not to use any kind of...

Find Another Essay On Coma

The River Essay

340 words - 2 pages Main Conflict in the RiverThe conflict start when Derek and Brian go to Canadian forest. On night there is thunder. Derek is hit by lighting when his hand is reaching into his briefcase for his radio. One of his finger touches the radio and at the same time lighting hits Derek. After this Derek falls into coma. Brian decides to go to a Trading Post down river. First the author makes the Derek in coma, then Brian decides to go to trading post for

The Roles of Characters in Safety Of Objects

573 words - 2 pages go over the stories. Glenn Close-Esther. Loses her son to a coma,in a ghastly accident. Grief stricken over the loss, she's not herself,and tries to please her daughter as much as possible. At times I felt for her,she was a good mom,and god knows,plenty of mothers would act that way,and rightfully so. It's just,she came across,as a bit cold,during her conversations with her son in the coma. She gives the best performance in the film,by far

Hypothermia Therapy for Myocardial Infarction

2639 words - 11 pages criteria for this study was an initial cardiac rhythm of ventricular fibrillation at the time of arrival of the ambulance, a successful return of spontaneous circulation, and persistent coma after the return of spontaneous circulation. The patients were excluded from the study for an age less than 18 years old for men, women within childbearing age less than 50 years old, and cardiogenic shock with a systolic blood pressure less than 90. The study also

Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

1716 words - 7 pages Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are disorders in pregnant women. Pre- eclampsia is hypertension and eclampsia is the worsening of pre-eclampsia where the woman experiences convulsions or goes into a coma. The complication of eclampsia in a pregnant woman can put her and her unborn child at risk. A risk that may be fatal. This is only to briefly define the disorders.Furthermore, I predict that women who have suffered from eclampsia do need future

Computers & the Law

999 words - 4 pages : lapse of time, revocation, rejection by offeree, or death of a party prior to acceptance, none of which were present prior or subsequent to the formation of the offer. For a contract to be made an offer must be present. In your case an offer was made to you by Datamine promising its product, COMA, at a special price of $1,000 to the first ten medical practice groups that ordered it. Once an offer is established the offeree must either accept or

Charisma and Political Communication

1987 words - 8 pages you want to be a charismatic leader. Charisma and political communication is essential. As mentioned earlier coma and according to its etymology call mom charisma is a gift with defined origins. Nature lease, it means being a blessed by the gods.nevertheless Kumar from the end of the 19 century in on wards coma this word was received in the political sphere when we wanted to explain the rise of political leaders and mostly when trying to explain

Soul Food

591 words - 2 pages Soul FoodSoul Food, centers on an African-American family held together by Mother Joe (Irma P. Hall) and her Sunday dinners - a tradition stretching back 40 years. "Soul Food," she says, "is about cooking from the heart." Her strategy to ensure family solidarity works until she lapses into a coma after a stroke. Without Mama Joe's ritual Sunday dinners, nurturing and centering presence to keep everyone together, the family begins to drift apart

Applied Paper

1925 words - 8 pages psychiatrist Dr. Rosen, who diagnoses Nash with paranoid schizophrenia. This is where the books describes the different types of treatment for schizophrenia Nash is subjected to which include electroshock therapy, antipsychotic pharmaceutical drug therapy, and insulin coma therapy. Nash’s suffering from numerous tests that come from having schizophrenia are evident as he fights to be his normal self again. Nash is aversively affected by the

Forgotten, Remembered

1732 words - 7 pages body. His eyes were in a blur and he couldn’t open them as much as he wanted. However, before he could close his eyes completely, he faintly saw a pair of legs in front of him. Whoever it was, the person who wore dark-colored pants and men’s shoes hurriedly ran towards him, as if the person was looking for him. “… Hibari-san! Chrome! …” On the fifth day of the third week since the duo slipped into coma, Hibari finally opened his eyes. Tsuna and

Diabetes: Diabetic Emergencies

1337 words - 5 pages sugar in the body. There are two conditions that may result in a diabetic emergency. 1. Not enough insulin. This causes a high level of sugar or hyperglycemia. This can lead to a diabetic coma. 2. Too much insulin. This causes a low level of sugar or hypoglycemia. This may lead to insulin shock. Regardless, both conditions require the person to seek medical attention. One of the best things that a person with diabetes can do for

Locke Paper

1223 words - 5 pages permanently, are you really a new person? Locke states that you are a different person because your consciousness was no longer active after the accident, it was not continuous. Further on from that, so if a person is living their life with many memories, and then they are placed into a coma. When they wake up from that coma, and they do not remember anything at all, they now have a different identity according to Locke. Two things cannot have the

Similar Essays

Diagnosis And Management Of Diabetic Coma

1741 words - 7 pages Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Coma Diabetes is any disorder of the metabolism which causes excessive thirst and the production of large volumes of urine. A coma is a state of unrousable unconsciousness. (Martin (2002)) There are two types of diabetes: Diabetes Insipidus (DI) is a rare metabolic disorder, the symptoms of which are the production of large quantities of dilute urine and an increased thirst. It is caused by a deficiency

No Thought And A Coma Essay

1458 words - 6 pages Question: What prevents us from reaching nirvana? Answer: According to the Sutra of the Ten Stages, the mind is inherently pure, that is to say that within each sentient being there exists an intrinsic Buddha-nature. Hongren, in his Treatise on the Essentials of Cultivating the Mind, depicts this Buddha-nature with a metaphor. “Like the sun, it is essentially bright, perfect, and complete. Although vast and limitless, it is merely covered by the

Comatose Essay

1697 words - 7 pages Comatose, commonly referred to as a coma, is a state of the body the majority of the population is familiar with. However, the average citizen is not fully aware of the details of this convoluted state. Comatose only affects a small portion of the population, and there are several aspects pertaining to being in a comatose including the definition, diagnosis, and treatments. By definition a comatose is a deep state of unconsciousness in

Paper 2

1285 words - 6 pages The novel, Bright Lights Big City by Jay McInerney narrates the life of a young man who is struggling to keep his job by day, while visiting many bars and nightclubs during the night and doing cocaine, to which he is extremely addicted. Throughout the novel, McInerney makes use of the Coma Baby as a symbolic representation of the narrator himself. The Coma Baby has been living in its mother’s womb after the mother suffered a car accident and