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By Vanessa Peutherer
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VALUES - EVERYDAY REFLECTIVE PRACTICE. : MARMADUKE

VALUES - EVERYDAY REFLECTIVE PRACTICE. : MARMADUKE'S SAD DEMISE - Weekly Poll -


Josephine is a frail elderly lady who is being treated for pneumonia in the hospital where you work as a health carer. She is making a recovery and has a good prognosis.

However, she seems very anxious and keeps asking about her cat, who has been left in the care of the neighbours.

You enquire with the neighbours about the cat - Marmaduke - and sadly they tell you that he was run over and killed this morning. They beg you not to tell Josephine about this because they fear it will set her back and make her not want to recover. They think the shock might be too much for her in her condition, and you know that bad news can cause relapses for physical problems like pneumonia.

You go back to the ward unsure what to do for the best. Josephine calls you over and asks you directly, 'Please, do you know how Marmaduke is?'

What should you do?

It is proposed that you tell Josephine the truth about her cat immediately