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FearTheBeard1 says2014-04-03T12:16:32.8549048-05:00
I would need more of a definition and specific criteria for a reason to pull the plug on someone or assist in a suicide. I am not well versed in this subject but is that the same thing as suicide? What would be some reasons for a physician helping end another humans life? I always thought they took an oath to preserve and help life thrive!
discomfiting says2014-04-03T19:28:20.8104336-05:00
@FearTheBeard1 The Hippocratic oath (the oath the doctors take), states that they must promise to preserve life, act in the best interest of the patient, treat all patients equally, respect all patients choices/help them with their health choices, doctor-patient confidentiality, & to not become intimate with your patients. Which is why this is a controversial topic because the oath says they must act in the best interest of the patient & respect/help their wishes and then there's the part that says they must preserve life. So which part is more important? Act in the best interest of the patient or to perverse life? It's matter of opinion.
FearTheBeard1 says2014-04-04T09:18:16.3371900-05:00
I suppose as a healthy individual it is hard to fathom the pain and suffering of severe cancer and terminal illness patients. I suppose if they are begging for death assistance in a dignified way then i see no problem. Nobody wants to watch their loved one wither away and decompose in front of them. I still think this is a slippery slope for the individuals that have mental illness and are not making a sound decision based on poor psychological reasoning.
Venusara says2014-04-04T09:20:58.0640225-05:00
It's cruel and unusual punishment to prolong the pain of an individual after it is their wish to pass peacefully. Euthenasia should be an option in ALL circumstances imo. How can anyone possibly be pro-liberty and anti personal body rights at the same time? That's called a hypocrite if you ask me.
FearTheBeard1 says2014-04-04T09:24:31.7073920-05:00
^Good points, Venusara. Hard to argue that first point.
Venusara says2014-04-04T09:31:24.1079131-05:00
Thanks Beard, I feel strongly that forcing someone to live beyond their own desire is one of the most selfishly cruel acts a human being can participate in.

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