expectant patient

A patient who is not expected to survive a particular illness with a meaningful life, even if all possible efforts were expended to prevent death

expectant patient

Medical ethics A Pt who is not expected to survive a particular illness with a meaningful life, even if all efforts were expended to save the Pt

Patient discussion about expectant patient

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

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We routinely had to place expectant patients on morphine drips and wait for them to die, which is not what we were used to in the United States.
Physicians mighty also examine the attitudes and biases they bring to their treatment of expectant patients who are chemically dependent.
Gill is looking forward to getting to know her expectant patients.