In a reflective journal, answer the following questions and submit to Canvas.

  • What are some of the considerations that Alena and her family might be struggling with as the weigh benefits versus risks of brain surgery?
  • Do you feel that Alena is satisfied with her decision? Is her mother? Her sister? Why or why not?
  • Alena’s mother is seen at the end of the vignette asking herself “is it worth it? I don’t know.” How does Alena seem to feel regarding her outcomes?