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Rational Decision The Doctor
639 wordsOrganizations should make their decisions in a rational manner. As we see business fall daily by the wayside we see that many are failing to act in such a manner. Much of these failures are due to poor decision making processes which can be tied to numerous factors as misplaced loyalties, greed or just plain ignorance. I will try to describe the manner in which a successful business should have its decision making processes. In any decision that one makes there is a problem at hand. Wither its s...
Decisions Of Competent Patients
3,553 wordsIn most modern mainstream religions, life is viewed as intrinsically good and worth preserving. We as doctors, come from many different faiths and religion, but we all follow one creed, one oath, the Hippocratic oath. Granted, over the years there have been many variants, but all contain the same underlying principle, that life is foundation ally good. This is due to the fact that all things come from life, even death. At the same time, we as doctors must never forget that many of our patients a...
List One Medical Doctor
978 wordsAssisted Suicide Kovorkian's killing spree targeted people with disabilities. The problem is that there are many doctors and nurses out there that are doing the same thing or at list supporting this issue. I agree that in some rather rear cases assisted suicide can be an act of compassion and can offer the chance of living this earth with some dignity and on one's own terms. It sounds wonderful and in a perfect world it would be easy to determine when that would be the best thing for one's self,...
Process Of Treatment Refusal In Nancy's Case
1,158 wordsIn order for the interests of family members to be taken into account in medical decision making, I think that two principles have to be balanced. I think that patient autonomy and respect for persons have to be a part of every medical decision that an individual makes. The two principles are obviously going to come into conflict with one another in the decision making process, in which case autonomy should have more weight over the respect for persons principle. I do not agree with John Hardwig...
Competency Of An Ill Patient
1,879 wordsSecret Crimes of Compassion "To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug, nor give advice which may cause death". -Oath of Hippocrates This phrase alone supports the very battle cry of those who oppose euthanasia. Their efforts have gone as far as to help make laws forbidding doctor-assisted suicide, including strict procedures for medical staff to determine the competency of an ill patient. But then there are those who wish to "make it easier on themselves" and even the family and friends, ...
Care For Their Patients And Staff Members
1,691 wordsThe Faith Community Hospital has encountered a dilemma of how to ensure that the staff provides quality health care for patients at the hospital and financial issues that could affect the hospital's patient programs. The staff at Faith Community Hospital varies from one extreme to another. There are staff members that do not provide enough care for their patients, staff members who provide too much care for their patients and staff members who put their own safety before the care of the patients...
Decisions On Behalf Of The Patient
3,164 wordsThe fear not merely of death but of vegetating encrust- ed with tubes, respirator, and pacemaker drugged into stupor or mindlessness and nevertheless alive, some- times agonizingly so - in short, the fear of ending in a 'living death' - has made many converts to the cause of euthanasia. Their position can be summed up in a single cry: Death with dignity. (Kluge, 42) In December of 1979, on a lonely two-lane road, Gary Fickler, a 23-year-old Kewaskum, Wisconsin man, lost control of his vehicle af...
Terminally Ill Patient In Great Pain
2,341 wordsEuthanasia in the United States Every year two million people die in North America. Chronic illness, such as cancer or heart disease, accounts for two of every three deaths. It is estimated that approximately seventy percent of these people die after a decision is made to forgo life-sustaining treatment (Choice in Dying). In America and all around the world, the ongoing debate is whether patients should have the opportunity to implement this critical alternative of euthanasia. Although controver...
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