About six years ago my uncle had broken his back. Yes, it was scary, but we all thought he was going to be okay because it wasn’t too serious. But we were all wrong when he got his surgery and nothing had happened. And that was the beginning of my uncle’s depressing life. He has had about ten surgeries since then and every time something has gone, for example his last surgery they put a shocker in his back.
His family made funeral arrangements and prepared a coffin for him, but astonishingly Gage recovered. About two weeks after the accident Dr. Harlow released 8 ounces of pus from an abscess under Gages scalp, which if not done would have drained into Gages brain, and would have killed him. However, by January 1, 1849 Gage was living a seemingly normal life. Harlow wrote a case report on Gage's incident and it was found as a letter in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. It contained very few neurological details, and many were skeptic about the case, because at the time no one thought anyone could survive an injury of that sort.
This right of free choice includes the right to give an end to life when they choose. It should be an option for elderly who cannot stand the pain which it is more effortless for them and their families to let it go and give an end to suffer than to be alive and continue to suffer and die with suffering. For instance, Jane who was an elderly and she was lying in hospital because she was diagnosed with a last stage of very painful cancer called Multiple Myeloma. It was not curable because it was not responding to chemotherapy anymore and due to this situation she was very depressed which is very common under that circumstances and especially for elderly. These conditions and diseases have left her permanently incapable of functioning in a way that a healthy and happy human should be living.
Death-row inmates have repeatedly asked to donate their organs, but their requests are always denied. The simple reason is that execution generally ruins organs before they can be harvested. By the time you cut someone down from the gallows or pronounce the injection lethal, the heart and lungs will have thumped and puffed for the last time. Soon after, the kidneys start rotting, and before long nothing is useful but the corneas. Even with beheading— still practiced in Saudi Arabia—the heart and lungs probably wouldn’t make it, says Douglas Hanto, chief transplant surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in
in October of 2001, an automobile accident left me paralyzed from the arm pits down. I've had two years since that day to reflect on the damage I could have caused to my loved ones and myself if left unchecked. It did not take me long to find the Lord's hand involved in every aspect of my accident and injury, and PRAISE GOD that He did so, for I would not trade my chair for my pre-injury days if I had to give up my Lord to do so. I have everything to be thankful for this season, my home, my family, my job and the very air that we breathe, but most of all, I thank God that He reproves those He loves (Prov
Martha Alfonso-Bowes said “there is no hope for me” and “I have maybe a few months to live” to show her lack of hope and depression about her condition c. Peter Wiese “there is nothing that can be done” used to show his hopelessness d. After it was found that Nancy Crick was found to be free of cancer after an autopsy “a fact that she was not aware” but Nitschke said “was “irrelevant” showing that Nitschke was not really caring about the patients just about killing them. 4. This article contains statistics about how many people were euthanized and how many were terminal 5. The picture adds to the point of a easy exit for the depressed by the word exit on the lid of the medicine 6. The article includes personal accounts of a number of patients and their relatives.
I never really thought much of euthanasia before this assignment. I mean I thought about it while watching Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, but not in a serious life-relevant matter. Off the back, I can tell you that I do support anyone who wants to end their life because they are suffering, depending on the situation. I do not mean to sound heartless, but if someone is going through a great deal of pain day in and day out, and have been for the past year(s), and has no hope in progressing, then by all means, they should be allowed to end their life if that is truly what they want. Now if one is going through mild suffering that can eventually be cured, they should not end their life, even if they so desire to.
To resort to palliative care is not the right way to end a person’s last days. There is no quality of life when you are lying in bed in a medically induced coma, and no one wants that to be the way their loved ones remember them. Many people across the country can benefit from the use of healthy vital organs donated by the terminally ill patients who opt to take advantage of legalization of doctor assisted suicide. A young child may have a healthy productive live, who otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity without the legalization of assisted suicide. Research has proven that neither patients nor doctors are taking unreasonable advantage of the doctor assisted suicide laws in place in Washington and Oregon.
“Honey, my name is Priscilla, now you’ll have to forgive me; my memory ain’t quite what it used to be, when I can remember anyway. You see, my health is failing, sometimes I don’t remember what day it is, my husband Jim, and well he passed away some years ago, hard to remember exactly. Me and Jim, well Jim loved me more than ever, and well, I don’t like being here without him, but that’s not my reason for this story. You see, I would like to end my life, I know, I know, suicide is against the law, but you see, this old bird has lived a great life, it’s getting to the point my only memories are of pain and misery. I am a huge burden on my family, Judy does what she can, but she has young ones of her own now and they need her very much.
Numerous times he said that he was ready to die, but the nursing home decided to keep him alive, all the while he was suffering. He wanted an end to the pain and they did not give it to him. Now, I don’t dislike the nurses for doing their job, but I think that if he was ready to go, let him. He has since passed on, and times have been tough on my grandmother, there anniversary is coming up would have been 63 years of marriage in June, but we are all relived at the fact that he has no more pain, we all miss him, but we will get