Discussion Forum 4 (Module 6) Topic: Thoracic Organ Transplant Donation Thread:
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Discussion Forum 4 (Module 6)
Topic: Thoracic Organ Transplant Donation
Thread: This module/week, the student will have the opportunity to pick from one of two threads on the topic of organ transplant.
Thread 1: Some have theorized that the opioid epidemic has increased the availability of organs as the only positive aspect of this horrible disease. Discuss whether this is true and if its applicable to pediatrics thoracic organ transplants.
Thread 2: In contrast to thread 1, today a mother has asked your opinion regarding her son’s upcoming lung transplant. She has asked the following:
1. What will be his quality of life?
2. How long with this extend his life?
3. What could go wrong immediately post-op or after he goes home?
Job is 12 years old and is suffering from CF and appears to be compliant with all therapies. He was diagnosed through newborn state screening. Discuss some considerations before answering that may change the answers you provide? Describe how certain considerations would change your answers.