Situation: A five-year-old child has been in a terrible car accident. To give her a chance to live, the girl’s physician must

Situation: A five-year-old child has been in a terrible car accident. To give her a chance to live, the girl’s physician must give her an immediate blood transfusion. However, both of the child’s parents belong to a religion that forbids members from receiving blood transfusions, even in a life-or-death situation. With their strong religious beliefs, the parents refuse to give permission for a transfusion.
Participants
Representatives of the physician
Representatives of the parents
Group Decision: What action, if any, should the child’s physician take?



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