This might cause conflict between Ella and her husband because she wishes to stick with the alternative and complementary practices (Bury, 2011). She is against the husband’s idea and wants to have things done her way. She feels that it is her life and her decision to make. She is tired of being in the hospital where she is exposed to the stress caused by the discord and discomfort of her family members. She prefers dying at home where she finds peace. At the same time, the family members are coercing her to follow mainstream medical advice. This is another major source of conflict because neither Ella nor the husband is for the idea.
If Ella decides to stay at home, it will have a great influence on herself and the people around her. The son, Sam, an alcoholic would drink even more. The daughter, Lila, who has diabetes, would develop blood pressure or even heart failure due to too much worry and stress about the mother. The grandson, Josh, whose starting to have drug problems could even turn to a real addict because of the stress caused by the sight of her sick grandmother lying in bed waiting for her death. The daughter in-law, Sarah, who faces constant stress because of her family’s medical issues and complications would experience more stress and even develop deeper depression. Sarah’s nephew suffers from leukemia and her brother is infected with the HIV virus. On the other side, her father has the perspective that all the family members are mentally ill. Seeing her mother in law every day at home would constantly remind her of the disturbing medical conditions and issues and thus resulting to more stress. For Ella herself, staying at home would be more satisfying as she is tired of staying in the hospital and she has accepted her fate and she is ready to die (Pless & Roghmann, 2011). At home, she would not live for long as compared to the