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J Clin Anesth. 2004 Nov;16(7):548-53.

Care of the injured Jehovah's Witness patient: case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.


Care for the Jehovah's Witness patient can be a challenge and often a dilemma to clinicians because of the patient's religious beliefs and teachings against receiving blood and blood products, especially in emergency or trauma settings. We present a case of a severely injured elderly Jehovah's Witness patient who survived. We also review the literature and offer an organized approach to care for such patients.

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