6/15/12 Crystal Guilliams Unit 7 Case Study Crisis Intervention and Prevention Sally and Mike lost their son to cancer a month ago. They came to my office because Sally is having a very difficult time dealing with the loss of her son and feels that her life is over. Mike doesn’t understand what is wrong with Sally or how to help her. So using the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention and the Kubler-Ross Five Stages of Death and Dying I will describe the methods and tools needed to evaluate and help Sally and Mike with their crisis. While in my office Sally explained, she cannot accept the fact that a child dies before a parent and that it is not the normal way of life.
Part IV: Book Summary The idea of justice in the world today is often misconstrued; the most commonly accepted definition of justice is giving someone what the rightly deserve. This definition in itself is accurate, but it is not complete. Keller, in his book Generous Justice: How God’s Grace makes us Just, endeavors to inform the reader of the biblical definition of justice. He proposes that justice is not only giving someone what they deserve, but also graciously giving to the undeserving. He urges his readers to identify with
I understand fully the emotional strain on watching a loved one suffer daily, because they are terminally ill. My grandfather had two different types of cancer and six strokes, so I know what it is like to see a loved one deteriorate right before your eyes. For three years, my grandfather was in a paralyzed state, and I could not bear seeing him in that condition. If my grandmother would have sought out physician-assisted suicide as an option, I would listen to her reasons in wanting to do so, and I would probably agree with her choice, because I know that she had his best interest at heart. Although it is morally wrong, I do understand why patients seek physician-assisted suicide as an option, because they feel as though they do not have any other options. Regardless of what society believes or their religious values, people forget about the rights of the terminally ill patient, and the assisting
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.
Physician Assisted Suicide PHI 200 Instructor Lines Kathy Probst January 21, 2012 Physician-Assisted Suicide The thoughts of someone taking another life sounds terrible, but there are pro’s and con’s to all things we do. Look at the reason why someone would want to die. Reasons could be that they are suffering from Cancer, Alzheimer’s, extreme respiratory problems, or an inoperable tumor which is causing severe pain or pressure. Whatever reason that a person would have to take their life would be a hugh relief to them if they didn’t have to suffer. Not only in their mind they are suffering but they feel that their family is also.
It would be hypocritical for anyone to contribute to a physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia because the American culture mourns and then celebrates ones death anniversary: “We do seem to value life since we mourn and celebrate our loved ones anniversary deaths. Then we select this option and end one’s life, it just does not seem morally correct” (The Reality). Does it really make sense to help kill that patient then? Yes, some would argue that a wish to die with dignity should be honored if we love someone; however, they should still not let that loved one die. They should not because with the new age that humanity is in, there a lot more ways to go about helping this loved one.
The Supreme Court has ruled that there is a difference between an individual refusing treatment and physician-assisted suicide (). When an individual refuses treatment they are asking to die of natural causes without any help from their doctors, like refusing medicine or having a feeding tube removed so that you starve to death. To me refusing treatment is a lot more inhumane, painfully and a horrendous way to die. If you have trained physician who knows how to end your life in a pain free, quick and dignified way, there is no reason to suffer through natural causes. In the United States Oregon, Washington and Montana have a Death with Dignity Act that allows physician
He would’ve been happier and died how he wanted. Second, many of these diseases paralyze patients, making them incapable to do everyday tasks or forget simple things. Brittany Maynard stated that there were times she would look into her husband’s eyes and not remember his name. These kind of mishaps can cause great pain and anguish in someone, many can’t bare the pain of not being able to do things they once could so simply and with ease. Finally, patients who are severely ill want to die on their own terms, not prolonging their life more than they have to.
Doctors took a hypocritical oath when they became doctors and they swore never to hurt a patient and always help them. Some doctors believe that allowing their patient to receive a physician assisted suicide is hurting them and not helping them. There is always that question when a doctor considers this but helping someone die because they are in so much pain is helping them. When someone has an illness like that there really isn't much a doctor can do to relieve the pain and ending their life is really the only way that the pain will go away and that is why people want to get this. Consider the difference between euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.
Unbearable Pain No-one wants to have a loved one spend their last days in unbearable pain, the very idea horrifies us. The issue of unbearable pain and suffering has been used as a reason why euthanasia and/or assisted suicide should be legalized. Doctors experienced in pain management and palliative care dispute this perception. For example a 94-year-old woman that for many months she had been bedridden, unable to feed herself and in severe pain from a hip fracture she refused to have repaired. With increasing urgency she had pleaded with her doctor to end her life.