In order to help others with end-of-life issues, consider your own experience with this topic. Do an Internet search on these terms: advance directive, living will, medical power of attorney, and end-of-life care. Write a reflection on doing the research. Include what you learn and also your personal thoughts and reaction.
Write a description about a memorable experience working with a team. Examine any strengths and barriers to the teamwork you described using the following concepts:
- allocation of resources
Consider the multicultural perspective while reading this line from the chapter: “For many individuals, the medical establishment represents a place where they have little knowledge, no power or authority, or previous difficult experiences.” Read about the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegeeat http://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm/. Then watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJXBn2_BboM&feature=player_embedded.
How is this material related and why is the multicultural perspective so important to case managers?