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Ethical End of Life Decisions and Different Considerations: A case of Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) Patient (Name) (University/College) Abstract This paper will try to discuss and justify my position to support the continuity of life of patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) in reference to various end of life decisions by looking into the different aspects of medical care as well as the ethical, social, and financial considerations that should be taken relative to the patient’s medical care.It consulted several academic materials in order to support and understand the above considerations to support the authors claim.
Various studies (Lee et al, 2010; Petri and Lazaro, 2009; Edworthy, 2005; and Ticaniet. Al, 2006) suggest that signs and symptoms commonly identified were butterfly rash over cheeks, photosensitivity, erythematous rash to areas exposed to sun, fatigue, malaise, early bruising, sudden weight gain or loss, hair loss, Raynaud’s phenomenon, joint pain and swelling, ulcers of the mouth and nose, plueritis, pericarditis, low grade fever, diarrhea and nausea and vomiting, hence identified as having multisystem effects. By this, SLE is considered to be one of the most serious rheumatic diseases however; the cause of death may not be directly attributed to the condition but to one or another of its many complications especially for severe cases (“Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Prognosis”, undated). ...