Waiting for a Miracle
This chapter contains a case study of the family of a 73-year-old African-American male with a significant history of congestive heart failure presenting to the emergency department via emergency medical service with severe shortness of breath. The case juxtaposes medical care issues of a patient in end-stage heart failure with the psychosocial-spiritual issues of the family expectation of healing by divine intervention.
KeywordsCongestive heart failure Religion Miracle End of life
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