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Ethical Scenario 3
You are working in A&E and your next patient is a 12 year old unconscious girl who has been in a car accident. The girl has lost a considerable amount of blood and requires a minimum of 3 units of blood to stabilise her, without which she will likely pass away. As you prepare to commence the first unit of blood, the girl’s mother approaches you saying that under no circumstances does she want her daughter to have any blood-products.
Explain what actions you would take in this scenario.