Ethical Dilemmas: The Case of Mr. S. Mr. S. is a 72-year-old gentleman who sustained a right cerebrovascular accident (CVA) leaving him with a dense left hemiplegia, severe cognitive-communicative deficits including a profound left-sided neglect, and dysphagia. Mr. S. was discharged to his home after a stay in the acute care hospital. He was readmitted to ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 1997
Ethical Dilemmas: The Case of Mr. S.
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Ethical Dilemmas
Article   |   August 01, 1997
Ethical Dilemmas: The Case of Mr. S.
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), August 1997, Vol. 6, 9-10. doi:10.1044/sasd6.2.9
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), August 1997, Vol. 6, 9-10. doi:10.1044/sasd6.2.9
Mr. S. is a 72-year-old gentleman who sustained a right cerebrovascular accident (CVA) leaving him with a dense left hemiplegia, severe cognitive-communicative deficits including a profound left-sided neglect, and dysphagia. Mr. S. was discharged to his home after a stay in the acute care hospital. He was readmitted to the hospital a few weeks later, as he had developed pneumonia and was noted to have a decubitus ulcer. Mr. S. had been cared for at home in the interim by his wife.
A videofluoroscopic (VFG) swallow evaluation revealed aspiration on certain consistencies of food. It was determined by the patient's physician that he had an aspiration pneumonia.
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